Convene Converse Commit

An annual convening of national thought leaders focusing on the relationship between childhood literacy and its impact on our nation’s workforce.

The National Reading Coalition will be a collaboration of leaders in education, community, non-profit, government, and corporate America committed to children’s literacy issues.

Twenty-five million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently. Together, we can change this alarming statistic and ensure every child has the tools needed to read, succeed, and become contributing members of society.

This day-long convening is just the beginning; it is what each attendee takes away that will enable all of us to continue this important conversation and take action.

2018 Champions of Children’s Literacy

We are extremely honored to celebrate RIF’s annual Champions of Children’s Literacy awards, recognizing the contributions of individuals who are committed to children’s literacy. The 2018 honorees include:

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
United States Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington)
Lulu Delacre, children’s book author and illustrator

We are pleased to announce that Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Lulu Delacre will join us for a lunchtime conversation about the importance of literacy in a skilled workforce as they discuss their picture book Turning Pages: My Life Story.

Attendance at the National Reading Coalition is by invitation only. Space will be limited.

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