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Williams Named as Community Coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is happy to announce that Rachel Williams has accepted the position of community coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The Campaign works to ensure that all children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. It focuses on an important […]

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Vision To Learn Expands to Serve 45 Schools in Eastern Iowa

Kids across Northeast Iowa will be seeing clearly after Vision To Learn announced the addition of 45 schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Last year, Vision To Learn and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) partnered to pilot the vision program in eight Title I schools in Dubuque and Jackson Counties. Nearly 180 students […]

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Community Collaboration Helps Prevent Summer Slide For Dubuque Students

According to the National Summer Learning Association, summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. That’s why the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is facilitated by Every Child/Every Promise (ECEP), […]

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Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

Dubuque is one of 38 communities that have been honored as Pacesetters by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers that prevent students from reading proficiently by third grade. “Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith, the managing director of the Campaign for […]

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5 Ideas to Help Kids Read at Grade Level

No matter who you are or what your occupation, you can help kids in your community read at grade level. Here are five ideas of how you can help. Join the #BarberReadingChallenge and share what you are doing in  your community! Read 20 minutes a day to a child  Research shows that children who are […]

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National Campaign For Grade-Level Reading Commitment To Action Recognized At Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is being featured on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting. CGLR will launch the More Hopeful Futures Initiative in 2017 as the next phase of a decade-long effort to increase reading proficiency among children from low-income families. Over the next three years, the planned pre-launch […]

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Dubuque One of 30 Honored as a “Pacesetter” in Early Reading Work

Dubuque is one of just 30 communities across the nation to be honored with a 2014 “Pacesetter” award by the national Campaign. Dubuque was cited for making “measurable progress” on student attendance outcomes. The Dubuque Campaign saw a 71% reduction in chronic absenteeism in a pilot program at one Title 1 school, and while this […]

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Nudd Named Community Coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is happy to announce that Linda Nudd has accepted the position of community coordinator for the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Community partners in Jackson County came together in January to commit to joining seven other Iowa cities in becoming a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community. “Reading […]

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Pape Named as Community Coordinator for the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) is happy to announce that Jessica Pape has accepted the position of community coordinator for the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Community partners in Dyersville came together in January to commit to joining seven other Iowa cities in becoming a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community. The goal of […]

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