Early Literacy Campaign Gains Momentum in Philadelphia

CLI is proud to note that the Philadelphia Early Literacy Campaign continues to grow and impact the schools and children that need us most.

In Philadelphia during the 2013-14 school year, CLI is working with 56 schools and over 400 teachers. These teachers will collectively attend 155 Professional Development Events, including workshops and seminars, and will receive over 6,300 coaching hours from CLI Professional Developer coaches.

CLI will send more than 26,000 books to over 10,000 students in the Philadelphia region.

Most importantly, these investments are continuing to make a positive impact in the region.

For instance, in a sample of 10 Catholic Elementary School classrooms supported by the Connelly Foundation, 92.3% of children scored at or above the national average* on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) in Spring 2013.

CLI’s work, supported by both a $1 million William Penn Foundation grant and the Connelly Foundation, enables educators in the Philadelphia region to make a measurable, positive impact on the neediest students.

(*Note: Within one standard deviation of the national mean.)


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