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Black Barbershops Tackle Issues of Literacy
Black Barbershops Tackle Issues of Literacy The black barbershop is a widely recognized cultural beacon for the African American community. But beyond providing the traditional atmosphere of comradery and even entrepreneurial opportunities, barbershops are beginning to tackle social issues that disproportionately affect black men.  For example, many barbers now are using their shops to improve black men’s healthby checking blood pressure and providing a forum to discuss public health issues such as diabetes.  More recently, barbershops... ... More »

The GLR Network Keeps Kids Learning This Summer
On June 19, we celebrated Summer Learning Day, and because of hard work and mobilization efforts by communities across the country, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading was front and center. More than 90 Campaign communities are "on the map," hosting over 130 summer learning events and programsthroughout the summer. Coalitions, programs, partners and leaders from across the Network have committed nearly 70 pledges to keep more than 190,000 young people healthy and learning this summer. And the number grows every day. Summer learning's role as a... ... More »

GLR Campaign Recognized by Clinton Global Initiative America
GLR Campaign Recognized by Clinton Global Initiative America Watch GLR Managing Director Ralph Smith's announcement at the CGI America gathering below: The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) has been recognized by Clinton Global Initiative America for the next phase of its decade-long effort to increase reading proficiency among children from low-income families. Known as More Hopeful Futures, this phase will launch in 2017 but over the next three years, the Campaign and key partners will be “road testing”... ... More »

GLR Communities Partner with Super Bowl 50 Host Committee on Early Literacy Initiative
GLR Communities Partner with Super Bowl 50 Host Committee on Early Literacy Initiative The 50 Fund -- the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee -- today announced an exciting early literacy initiative involving Bay Area GLR communities, national summer learning campaigns and local reading organizations. “The Re(a)d Zone,” a 14-month early literacy initiative, will reach more than 50,000 low-income Bay Area children through high-quality literacy programs beginning this summer and... ... More »

Investing in a Strong Start: New Funder Toolkit Highlights GLR Campaign
We know that children’s earliest years are critical to their future success. Millions of children in the U.S. face lives of lost potential as a result of inadequate support from birth to third grade. In fact, more than 80 percent of children in low-income families are not proficient readers by fourth grade, a key predictor of school success and high school graduation. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Last week, The Center for High... ... More »