reenvisioning literacy, sowing seeds of change
As adults, we often take reading for granted, forgetting that literacy is the foundation of all learning. For children, learning to read has meaning far beyond the simple building of skills. Reading is an act of identity building and affirmation, intellectualism, a way to understand and question the world around them, and most importantly, joy.
This SHOULD be the reality for all children, but it is not the experience for many Black and Latinx children.
CLI and its community of educators, partners and supporters are collectively mobilizing a movement to transform early literacy.
We are reenvisioning early education to end colorblind instruction and create a literacy-rich and culturally sustaining classroom environment that elevates and empowers Black and Latinx children.
CLI supporters work and give to empower and amplify reading outcomes for Black and Latinx children. Together, committed to providing Black and Latinx children with access to high-quality, identity-affirming books and teachers with best-in-class early literacy instructional resources.
Our society's true strength rests on our educators' ability to help all children develop literacy proficiency in its fundamental purpose and holistic value. Our success is how we realize a world of equitably educated children who are transformative thinkers and world-changers.
Join us as we reenvision literacy for our young learners, sowing seeds of change for generations to come.
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