Stakeholders in Dyersville and Jackson County recently came together to learn more about the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and to discuss next steps to implement it in their respective communities. The groups both included community members representing the areas of education, nonprofits, business, childcare, government and more. The goal of the national Campaign for Grade-Level […]
The Campaign is now accepting proposals from organizations to provide summer enrichment programs to complement the school district’s summer reading program. Without access to enriching summer activities, research shows that children can lose up to three months of reading comprehension skills over the summer. By the end of fifth grade, these students could be as […]
DUBUQUE, IA—The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) recently received a $180,000 grant from an anonymous donor to expand the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s work to two rural communities. Dyersville and Maquoketa will join eight other communities in Iowa and more than 150 communities nationwide focused on helping more children read proficiently by the […]
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque 1 of 200+ national, state and local funders collaborating
to ensure more low-income students master reading by the end of third grade.
National honor recognizes collaborative campaign to ensure more low-income students are reading on grade level by the end of third grade.
Unique collaboration reports improved reading scores, satisfied parents.
The Summer Academy, a summer learning pilot program, will kick off June 17 and run through August 2 at Audubon Elementary School. The program will serve 45 students in Dubuque’s Title I schools with reading scores at or below proficiency with the goal of maintaining or increasing their reading proficiency over the summer break. St. […]
The Children’s Trust investors and members from the business and education sectors gathered on April 26 for an investor update and to learn about the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Keynote speaker Ralph Smith, senior vice president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and managing director of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, discussed the […]
Dubuque’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, facilitated by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, was named a Together for Tomorrow Challenge Winner today at a special event in Washington, DC. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education along with the Corporation for National and Community Service and the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, […]
Dubuque was named an All-America City by the National Civic League on July 2 based on its ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The community was one of 14 awardees selected from 32 finalists. Chosen from a field of more than 100 entries, […]