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Spring 2023

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Sharing insights on all things literacy, from highlights of CLI’s work and impact in communities nationwide to the latest research in literacy instruction, helpful practices for implementation, and book titles to expand your classroom and at-home libraries.

Stories from our Community

Inspiring a Love of Literacy

“I have been building relationships with my teachers, school leaders, and the students in these classrooms, using a range of transformational coaching tools,” shared Carell, one of CLI’s Early Literacy Specialists. She is a former teacher and is now working with eight different centers and public schools coaching 3 and 4 year-old classroom teachers who use CLI’s Blueprint curriculum.
“We plan together, team teach, and I even model teach sometimes. My favorite parts are the times I get to do one-on-ones with my teachers because it is so great to hear your teacher having a breakthrough.”
See one of the coaching tools CLI’s Early Literacy Specialists use to support their teachers in transforming their literacy instruction.
Read the full story here >>

News & Updates

Run 4 Reading

Our new annual fundraising celebration, Run 4 Reading (R4R), will take place this fall. R4R will be a 5K, cross-market opportunity to support our work. The event will help CLI continue to transform early literacy instruction for Black and Latinx children across the country. Join us to support this movement! More details coming soon.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Tallman at

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News & Updates

Breakfast Briefing Recap: Stories of Impact from CLI partners across the nation

Explore highlights from CLI’s spring breakfast briefing as CLI staff members shared a behind-the-scenes look into the recent listening tour that took place in schools and centers across the country. Gain insight into CLI’s work and hear some of the testimonials and stories of impact that partners shared.

Giving to CLI

Wondering about Donating Appreciated Securities?

Appreciated securities that you have owned for more than a year make excellent charitable gifts. And it’s easy!

You can maximize your charitable giving and impact by donating publicly traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to CLI. Unlike donating cash or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction. Explore your own strategies with your professional and tax advisors.

If you do wish to make a gift to CLI in the form of appreciated securities, contact us for transmittal instructions.

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Book Collections

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, CLI shares its collection of picture books and novels that lift up Asian American and Pacific Islander voices.

Don’t let one story be the only story for any one group. This collection offers a diversity of perspectives with great books. Explore with your family and students, discovering characters with Japanese, Hawaiian, Thai, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Indonesian heritage – and more.
See full book collection here >>

Gratitude Gallery

We are grateful to you, our community of supporters who have chosen CLI for your charitable giving over the past year—whether as a first gift, annual contribution, monthly recurring donations, or major gift.

Some donors choose to be recognized anonymously. Contact us at if you prefer to be recognized anonymously.

Click here to see CLI's Gratitude Gallery. >>

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