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AmeriCorps VISTA

Andrew Kirkland AmeriCorps VISTA, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque As you go about your life, you might run into someone who is involved with AmeriCorps — maybe at work or just in the community. You might also wonder what AmeriCorps is. You’ve likely heard of the Peace Corps, the organization that sends volunteers to impoverished […]

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Summer Fun in Dubuque

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation — and a break from school. Summer also is a time of great opportunity. In Dubuque, we are lucky to have a wide variety of programs and events through which students can play and learn in hands-on, enriching environments. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading partners recognize the […]

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Dubuque Summer Academy

Dubuque Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Dubuque has received the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC Award) for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Dubuque was one of just 15 communities nationwide to receive the award from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the National Civic League, which created the […]

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 24-28

Research tells us that a child’s earliest years are some of the most important in shaping their learning and development. We also know that children from low-income households are less likely to be read to or spoken to regularly or have access to books, literacy-rich environments, high-quality early care, and pre-kindergarten programs. These interactions are […]

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Vision To Learn Hits the Road in Northeast Iowa

Vision To Learn is officially on the road to helping students see more clearly in Northeast Iowa. Since January, the mobile clinic has traveled to 17 elementary schools to provide vision screenings* to students identified by school screenings. So far, in 2017, the clinic screened 291 students and prescribed glasses to 220 students. Each of […]

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

The Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has been honored as a Pacesetter 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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