books and reading resources distributed.
RIF is in 9 out of 10 elementary schools.
Programs that create success stories
Our research-backed programs provide books and reading resources to children in underserved communities, helping to close glaring, cyclical equity gaps. Explore program success stories from our community partners and other literacy champions on the frontlines of the literacy crisis.
This program is a pioneer in children's literacy! It has set the standards other organizations follow and hope to achieve. Its longevity and success are due to its relevancy, insightfulness, and cultural sensitivity to generations of children.
The excitement on the children's faces when picking out a book and learning they get to KEEP it is priceless. We put books into the hands of many children who have limited access to literature outside of school. Being a high-poverty school, grant opportunities like this help reduce the equity disparity in access to print at early ages.
I loved reading, and I remember being sad that I didn't have more books at home. Reading Is Fundamental was empowering. Being able to take a book home from the RIF bookmobile along with a RIF bookmark was one of the highlights of my school year.
How to help
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