Two thirds of american children cannot read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.
In low-income neighborhoods there is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children.
In coaching, teachers work with a master educator before, during and after a lesson, getting feedback on their implementation of a newly learned teaching skill.
Coaches & mentors are found to be highly effective in helping teachers implement a new skill.
Numerous studies have shown coaching to be successful at changing teacher practice and improving student learning.
Literacy to Liberation
Literacy is the very foundation of all learning and the pathway to liberation for every human being. We help educators serving high-need student populations learn high-impact instructional strategies and nurture dynamic professional learning communities that continue the trajectory of improvement in schools
Theory of Action
Transforming Literacy Instruction
30 Years of Experience
The American Institutes of Research report on a randomized control trial evaluation of CLI’s i3 Validation project found statistically significant results for our impact on teacher practice and student learning. Our approach and results are now part of the What Works Clearinghouse.
Trusted & Validated
We've received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means we're accountable, transparent, and financially healthy!
Sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency have earned CLI a Gold Participant rating.
UPenn's Center for High-Impact Philanthropy identified CLI as on organization where charitable dollars can do the most good.
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