Read On Communities

Read On Tolleson

Read On Tolleson is a 6-square-mile city with a family oriented, small town atmosphere.

Within our tight-knit community, there are many partners working to create a strong foundation for early literacy. Each Read On Tolleson partner provides valuable support to drive English Language Arts achievement in our children approaching third grade.  The vital support our partners provide includes staff training, early literacy education and programming, resources, financial support, and volunteer hours. Going through the application process to become a Read On City has shined a light on existing services within our community and has offered up the opportunity to strive for a more effective collaborative impact.

Literacy Events and Family Support Includes:

  • Play & Learn Program for Grandparents & Grandchildren
  • Dia de Los Ninos Celebration
  • Tolleson Public Library Rally ‘Round Readers Tutoring Program
  • Tolleson Public Library Early Literacy Classes
  • Tolleson Public Library Junior Book Club
  • Head Start Storytime Outreach
  • Maricopa County Summer Reading Program
  • Collaborative Summer Library Program
  • Every Child Ready to Read Parent Training
  • AZ Brain Institute Staff Training
  • AZ State Library Early Literacy Mentoring Program
  • Luces de Navidad Story Walk
  • Literacy Nights
  • Tolleson Summer Food Program
  • P.H. Gonzales Health and Safety Fair
  • MyOn access at the Boys & Girls Club
  • Assistance with Health Care Access

Collaborative Partners

  • Arizona Call-A-Teen Youth Resources (ACYR)
  • Arizona State Library Early Literacy Mentor Program
  • Catholic Charities Westside Head Start
  • Chicanos Por La Causa
  • City of Phoenix RISE (Reach and Invest in Summer Program)
  • First Things First
  • Helping Families in Need
  • JustServe
  • Maricopa County Library Division
  • Tolleson After School Kids’ Program (TASK)
  • Tolleson Community Action Program
  • Tolleson Community Coalition
  • Tolleson Elementary School District
  • Tolleson Public Library
  • Tolleson Teen Council
  • Tolleson Woman’s Club
  • Valley of the Sun United Way
  • Woodrow C. Scoutten (Tolleson Branch) Boys and Girls Club