“As one the original hosts of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, the Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site is thrilled to be a member of this critical coalition of state and community leaders working to change the odds for Georgia’s children as opposed to expecting our youth to beat the odds when it comes to literacy—a civil right for all of our children.”
Rubye Sullivan, Senior Associate for Education Achievement, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Education achievement continues to be a key focus for The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. It supports the Get Georgia Reading Campaign as a local and national exemplar for promoting critical early childhood development and building a foundation for lifelong learning, especially with children of color from high-poverty neighborhoods.
“Whenever possible, we point to the Get Georgia Reading Campaign as an excellent example of a public-private partnership that is scalable, has a measurable impact on child well-being, and has a significant positive economic impact on Georgia,” said Kweku Forstall, director of the Atlanta Civic Site.
Two of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s main priorities to support child well-being are ensuring that children ages 3 through 5 are enrolled in nursery school, preschool, or kindergarten, and that fourth graders are scoring on or above proficient in reading. These milestones align with the work and goals of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, which is why it has been a natural fit for the Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site to serve as a philanthropic partner and Cabinet member.
To learn more about The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site, visit its website.