“As one of Casey’s two place-based strategies and the original host of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, the Atlanta Civic Site is thrilled about the leadership role Get Georgia Reading is playing in helping the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading build a movement for assuring children succeed in life by achieving reading proficiency by the end of third grade.”
Kweku Forstall, Director, Annie E. Casey Foundation – Atlanta Civic Site
Education achievement continues to be one of the Atlanta Civic Site’s key strategies. They support 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,” says Forstall.
Two of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s milestones contributing to a brighter future for youth are children ages 3 through 5 enrolled in nursery school, preschool, or kindergarten and fourth graders who score on or above proficient in reading. These milestones align with the work and goals of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, so the Atlanta Civic Site is pleased to be a philanthropic partner providing financial support and serving on the Cabinet.
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