Native American Heritage Month Book List

Children’s Literacy Initiative celebrates Native American Heritage Month with great books! Honor the traditions, artistry, activism, and everyday lives of Native peoples with these high-quality read alouds by Indigenous authors and illustrators.

CLI Welcomes New National Board Members

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy instruction, recently announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Henri Crockett and Sandra Louk LaFleur.

The Read – Fall 2019

CLI’s quarterly e-newsletter provides updates on CLI’s work with students and educators, inspiring stories from Literacy Champions in the communities they serve, and book recommendations to promote early literacy in school and at home.

Team Spotlight – Francesca Cerabino

Today, our Team Spotlight series highlights our Philadelphia Regional Manager, Francesca Cerabino. Francesca works every day to make a difference in the lives of teachers and students across the region. We sat down with Francesca to learn more about her experience at CLI and what motivates her.

Hispanic Heritage Month Book List

During National Hispanic Heritage Month CLI is proud to celebrate the cultures, contributions, and languages of Latinx communities in the US. 

Back-to-School Tips

As the summer comes to a close, students, parents, and teachers are gearing up for a brand new school year; and some have already started. A new school year can be a time of great excitement and even some anxiety. With this in mind, we have put together some tips for parents and teachers to help calm any fears and lay the groundwork for …

Back-to-School Reading List

Whether you’re looking to calm your class’s first day jitters, help build a strong classroom culture, or celebrate the act of reading, all of the excellent picture books below are perfect for reading aloud.

Chicago attorney joins Children’s Literacy Initiative Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA — Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy instruction, recently announced the addition of Lori Taylor to its Board of Directors. Ms. Taylor is senior counsel and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP in Chicago. “Lori’s community leadership experience in Chicago and dedication to CLI’s mission make her a terrific …

The Read – Summer 2019

CLI’s quarterly e-newsletter provides updates on CLI’s work with students and educators, inspiring stories from Literacy Champions in the communities they serve, and book recommendations to promote early literacy in school and at home.