Read On Communities

Read On Avondale

Read On AvondaleRead On Avondale/Southwest Valley is a collaborative effort facilitated by Valley of the Sun United to identify gaps and enable collaboration across community efforts focused on early literacy, supporting the full continuum including school readiness, chronic absenteeism, and professional development. Read On Avondale/Southwest Valley is working with a cross-section of community leaders to identify the areas of concern and develop solutions to address the issue using data and evidence-based best practices.

Focus Areas:

  • Ensure families have access to participation in two or more wrap-around services to support literacy and language growth, including evidence-based family/child literacy programs, access to books, and high-quality care.
  • Professional development opportunities are available that help recruit, support, and retain high-quality staff.
  • Reduce chronic absenteeism rates and increase daily attendance using evidence-based approaches.

Collaborative Partners

  • APS
  • Arizona Complete Health Avondale Resource Center
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • Arizona Helping Hands
  • Arizona PBS
  • Arizona’s Children Association
  • Avondale Civic Center Library
  • Avondale Elementary School District
  • AZ Community Impact
  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona
  • Candelen
  • Catholic Charities
  • Child and Family Resources, Inc.
  • City of Avondale
  • City of Buckeye
  • City of Buckeye Library
  • City of Goodyear
  • City of Peoria
  • City of Tolleson
  • Common Sense Media
  • Denova Integrated Health Care
  • Discovery Education
  • Education Forward Arizona
  • First Things First
  • Goodyear Library
  • Joy for Books
  • Leverage Consulting Agency
  • Littleton Elementary School District
  • Lutheran Social Service
  • Make Way for Books
  • Maricopa County Housing Authority
  • Million Dollar Teacher Project
  • Mountain Park Health
  • National Center for Families Learning
  • Pendergast Elementary School District
  • Read Better Be Better
  • Read On Arizona
  • Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek
  • Saddle Mountain Unified School District
  • Scholastic
  • SOUNDS Academy
  • Southwest Human Development
  • Tolleson Elementary District
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA

Read on Arizona MapLIT

Read On Arizona and the Children’s Funding Project partnered with Read On Phoenix and Read On Avondale & 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.

View Fiscal Map