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Summer Reading List for Kids: 20 Staff Favorites

This week, staff at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) celebrated the upcoming arrival of my first child with a reading list of childhood favorites. These titles have touched the lives of my coworkers and their families and are sure to bring new laughs, new adventures, and new tears to your living room this […]

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New View Head Start Celebrates Young Children Every Day

During the Week of the Young Child this week, the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is highlighting a few local partners doing their part to provide quality early childhood education and care to the young people in our community. New View Head Start is one of those partners who celebrates young children all year long […]

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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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St. Mark Instills a Love for Reading Year-Round

When Beth McGorry walks into bookstores in Dubuque, her first item of business is to look for diverse faces on the covers of children’s books. It’s not something she used to notice, but through her work at St. Mark Youth Enrichment, she knows how important it is for kids to be able to see themselves […]

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Today I met the Storybook Barber

By now you may have heard of the Storybook Barber, the barber at Spark Family Hair Salon who offered free cuts to kids back in August if they read him a book. Courtney Holmes’ story went viral fast and he has since appeared on national media including the Rachel Ray Show, NBC Nightly New and […]

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