Pinkerton Foundation Launches Literacy Initiative in Queens

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pinkerton Foundation Launches Literacy Initiative in Queens

The Pinkerton Foundation has announced the launch of a neighborhood literacy initiative in South Jamaica, Queens, and awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants in support of the community-based program.

\Focused on two low-income neighborhoods where reading scores historically have been poor, the pilot program aims to help more than three thousand children and their families build strong literacy skills by providing services that build on existing programs and creating additional services to fill gaps in current literacy programming. To that end, ten literacy organizations will collaborate on efforts to help children read at grade level by third grade and sustain that success beyond elementary school. In addition, the organizations will engage in community- and school-wide events and publicity campaigns designed to send a message about the importance of literacy...

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