Archive | March, 2015

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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Grade-Level Reading Partner Spotlight: Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Through its programming, Carnegie-Stout Public Library works to promote literacy to children of all ages, and their parents. Bridge to Reading, just one of many programs the library offers, was created with the goals of Dubuque’s Campaign for Grade-Level reading in mind. The purpose of Bridge to Reading is to get good read-aloud books into […]

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AmeriCorps Offers Summer Jobs Centered Around Working with Kids

By: Caitlin Daniels, AmeriCorps Grade-Level Reading Coordinator for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque If you’re looking for a summer job and love working with kids, then AmeriCorps may be the perfect fit. AmeriCorps gives you the opportunity to be involved in and engage your community, while also earning money. After serving your term, you […]

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Annual Book Drive Triples its Impact in 2015

This year, during my time as a VISTA, I have learned that when people come together for a cause greater than themselves, it can produce a powerful result.  I learned that one idea can spark a community to rally together to impact lives and reading achievement. The service project I created was to host a […]

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