The Read – October 2020

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.

The Read – April 2020

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.

CLI Welcomes a New National Board Member

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy outcomes, recently announced the addition of Frank L. Gettridge—a lifelong advocate for, and leader of, initiatives that advance education, policy and racial equity—to its Board of Directors.

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.

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 – March 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.

Children’s Literacy Initiative provides high-quality trainings for teachers, and thoughtfully curated books and educational materials to elementary schools on Chicago’s South Side

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to improve early literacy instruction, has initiated a multi-year, transformative project to help children attending under-resourced, high-need elementary schools on Chicago’s South Side reach their full potential. The three-year project, kicked off in five schools in October 2018, is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of …

Independent Evaluation Finds Blueprint has Significant Impact on Students & Teachers

Independent Evaluation finds Children’s Literacy Initiative Pre-K Program, Blueprint, Boosts Student Achievement and Teacher Quality

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy instruction, announced the findings from Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy: An evaluation of implementation and impact on teacher and child outcomes. This report showed that the implementation of CLI’s pre-kindergarten (pre-K) curriculum, Blueprint for Early Literacy (Blueprint), had a substantial impact on students’ vocabulary …

Jessica Graham - National Development Director

Jessica Graham Appointed as Children’s Literacy Initiative’s National Director of Development

Children’s Literacy Initiative announced today the appointment of Jessica Graham as National Director of Development. Ms. Graham, based in Houston, TX, brings over 15 years of experience helping non-profit organizations successfully increase revenue by connecting and building relationships with donors. “I am thrilled to officially welcome Jessica Graham as CLI’s new National Director of Development,” said Chief Executive Officer, Dr. …