Campaign for Grade Level Reading: The Funder Action Series, Part 2 - Webinar

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm EST
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Join us for the second webinar, of a four-part series, that will explore the Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative and its core community solution areas. The second webinar will cover:

Community Solution Area: School Readiness

Too many children start school already far behind their peers and never catch up. Especially for low-income children, this readiness gap predicts a persistent achievement gap and diminishes prospects for reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

Funders interested in learning about the Campaign’s efforts to increase the number of children ready for school with a focus on parents and health to address early literacy, social-emotional-cognitive skills and the health determinants of early school success. The session includes a discussion of how leading-edge technology can be used to support parent success in ensuring that children are ready for school.

To ensure that low-income children are benefiting from the instruction they need to read proficiently by the end of third grade, many funders are supporting efforts to improve school readiness. They are funding programs that address barriers to school readiness, such as chronic health problems, timely recognition of developmental delays, early literacy, parent engagement and they are urging grantees to use school readiness as a metric as a predictor of student success.

We invite you to learn about the National and State Campaign for Grade Level Reading as a funding framework.


  • What are the key proof points of the Campaign?
  • How are funders playing a crucial role in the Campaign’s ongoing efforts nationally and locally?
  • What does the latest research say about the social-emotional-cognitive skills and the health determinants of early school success?
  • What strategies are working to increase school readiness and overcome systemic barriers to the achievement gap?
  • Concrete examples of how funders are helping to increase school readiness and improve reading scores as a measure of success in school improvement.


  • Betty Bardige, Trustee, A.L Mailman Family Foundation 
  • Yolie Flores, Senior Fellow, Campaign for Grade Level Reading
  • Jennifer Rojas, Vice President of Grants & Operations, Rauch Foundation

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All interested funders, especially those with a current or potential focus in early child, families or education. 


Registration is required by February 5.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please click on the "Register Now" link above. You will receive webinar log-in details on Friday, February 5
Non-Member Funders: Please email
Missed the webinar? View the recording below:

Missed Part 1? View recording here.


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