Read On Communities

Read On Balsz

Read On BalszRead On Balsz, Early Learning Network is a collaborative effort facilitated by Valley of the Sun United to identify gaps and enable collaboration across community efforts focused on early literacy to help support the community. While supporting the full continuum to include School Readiness, Chronic Absenteeism, and Summer Learning, the Early Learning Network is working with a cross section of community leaders to identify the areas of concern and develop solutions to address the issues.

Focus Areas:

  • The Early Learning Network has convened during the last two years through the Balsz Promise Neighborhood Initiative, leading to a completed literacy scan. Through the work of the Network the alignment of services has been prioritized, leading to the focus of early literacy and access and affordability of quality child care.

Collaborative Partners

  • Arizona Literacy and Language Center
  • Arizona’s Children Association
  • Association for Supportive Child Care
  • ASU – Mary Fulton College
  • Balsz Elementary School District
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • City of Phoenix
  • First Things First
  • Lindon Park Neighborhood Association
  • Southwest Human Development
  • UMOM