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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by dozens of funders and nonprofit partners across the nation to ensure that more children from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation–grade-level reading by the end of third grade. The Campaign is partnering with the National Civic League to focus it’s prestigious All-America City Award this year on cities, counties and communities working to address these issues through broad-based local coalitions of community leaders.
Chris Gates, the Executive Director of PACE, will moderate this webinar. Our two presenters will be Ralph Smith, the Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Gloria Rubio-Cortes, the President of the National Civic League. Smith serves as the Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and has a long history of advocating for the needs and rights of children. Rubio-Cortes has held senior positions at the Community Technology Foundation of California, the Levi Strauss Foundation, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Council of La Raza.
PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations and serves as a learning collaborative for funders doing work in the fields of civic engagement, service and democratic renewal.
Title: PACE Webinar: Bringing Communities Together to Promote Grade-Level Reading
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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