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Michelle Hall, Macy’s Director of Social Impact, reflects on important mission moments and the reasons why Macy’s continues to partner with RIF and join our cause to inspire a joy of reading for children nationwide.
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We’re pleased to share this piece from our friends at the Children’s Book Council, one of our promotional partners for this year’s Rally to Read 100initiative. They share in our commitment to inspiring a joy of reading and are rallying with us this year to support reading engagement for students across the country. Thanks to the Children’s Book Council for your support! This post originally appeared on the Children’s Book Council blog and was reposted on the RIF blog with permission from the organization. Find the original post here.
Reading Is Fundamental and Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, launched the second year of their partnership at the start of the 2022 – 2023 school year to continue delivering on their shared mission to support children’s literacy and empower children through reading. Today, RIF announced that through a three-pronged initiative, generously supported by the Trane Technologies Charitable Foundation, they have supported more than 280,000 children with books and reading content. It has been especially important to both organizations to support children in under-resourced communities, specifically in Charlotte, North Carolina, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fresno, California, and Dallas Texas, as well as children nationally.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is pleased to share this guest blog post from our friends at Little Free Library, an organization that inspires readers while expanding book access through a world-wide network of book exchange boxes. RIF is delighted to have Little Free Library join us for another year as a promotional partner for our annual six-month reading engagement initiative, Rally to Read 100. This month, we kick off the campaign with our October monthly theme of “community.” Read on to discover the ways Little Free Library helps support the communities they serve and then head to RallytoRead.org to learn more about this exciting reading initiative.
International Paper (IP) and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) hosted a reading celebration event at Seaton Elementary School in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2023. For more than five years, RIF and IP have partnered to provide 520,000 books to more than 150,000 children across the country to inspire excitement and joy around reading while addressing the alarming literacy crisis in the U.S. through RIF's flagship Books for Ownership program.
Reading Is Fundamental President Alicia Levi is a guest along with Family Literacy Specialist, RIF Middle School Advisory Board Member and Assistant Principal at the "Inspired Teaching Demonstration School" in DC, Jessica Jones
Erin Bailey is the Director of Literacy and Content at Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), and a former reading specialist with over 10 years of experience as an educator. A major focus of her tenure at RIF has been the development of RIF’s new Literacy Tracker, a free, adaptive formative assessment tool designed to provide educators with valuable data while monitoring and encouraging students’ reading progress. Read on to learn more about the Literacy Tracker and its many benefits to students, families, and educators.