Read On Phoenix
Read On Phoenix is a collaborative effort of schools, community organizations, literacy providers, and local government to accelerate progress toward improved school readiness and K-3 literacy outcomes.
Read On Phoenix targets resources to the Cartwright School District and the Murphy Elementary School District with the collective goal to increase third grade reading proficiency levels by 25 percent by 2030. Read On Phoenix also convenes two annual community meetings (fall and spring) for all City of Phoenix school districts and community-based organizations offering early literacy programs.
Phoenix and Avondale Early Childhood Fiscal Map
Read On Arizona and the Children’s Funding Project partnered with Read On Phoenix and Read On Southwest Valley to create a child/family-centered fiscal map to analyze funding streams for early childhood services and supports in the Phoenix/Avondale area.
Family Engagement: Giving Kids a Great Start in Phoenix
Read On Phoenix held a celebration luncheon on March 10 to thank community partners for the successful one-year pilot expansion of the City of Phoenix’s Great Start Initiative, a program that engages economically-disadvantaged families in supporting their children’s language and literacy development before they start kindergarten. Great Start provides participants with free admission to several…
Community Highlight: Family Engagement in City of Phoenix
Read On Phoenix is one of three Campaign for Grade-Level Reading sites to receive funding from the Vanguard Foundation for family engagement that supports language and early literacy development. This grant is an example of how Read On Arizona leverages national partnerships to bring additional resources to local Arizona communities in support our shared strategic…
Read On Avondale, Read On Phoenix Recognized as Bright Spot Communities
Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the many inequities surrounding early childhood education. In Maricopa County, hundreds of thousands of children were forced to transition to learning from home without the proper technology and resources to succeed. Fortunately, Read On Avondale and Read On Phoenix were there to help.…