CLI Wins EIR Grant

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $4M Five-Year Grant from U.S. Dept. of Ed. to Improve Preschool Instruction & Achievement

PHILADELPHIA Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy instruction, was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Early-Phase Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant. The highly competitive grant, totaling nearly $4 million, will allow CLI to combine its teacher coaching success and curriculum development expertise to create the necessary, transformative approach to pre-kindergarten …

Phillips66 donates to CLI for their work in Elizabeth NJ

Children’s Literacy Initiative & Phillips 66 Help Elizabeth Preschoolers Learn to Read

ELIZABETH, N.J. MARCH 12, 2018 The national non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) and Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, in Linden, N.J., are helping local four-year-olds learn to read by bringing high-quality early literacy instruction and rich children’s book collections to eight Elizabeth Public Schools’ prekindergarten (Pre-K) classrooms. Advised by Bayway Refinery managers, Phillips 66 recently donated $35,000 to deliver CLI’s …

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $15,000 Grant from Provident Bank Foundation for Early Literacy Project in Kearny, NJ School District

KEARNY, New Jersey (September 27, 2017) – Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization partnering with educators to improve instruction so more children read proficiently by 3rd grade, was recently awarded a $15,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support CLI’s 2017-2018 Reading Workshop Instruction Project in Kearny, New Jersey School District, which will work to improve …

Library of Congress

Children’s Literacy Initiative Wins the Top Honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) wins the 2017 David M. Rubenstein Prize, the top honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program for the organization making outstanding and measurable contributions in increasing literacy levels across the country. “Making certain children have the literacy skills they need to succeed is a matter of national importance,” says Joel Zarrow, CEO of CLI.  …

Request for Proposals: Web Based Observation Tool

Build a website that gives users the ability to takes notes, create action steps, give ratings on practices as it relates to one-on-one professional development sessions. TERMS AND CONDITIONS CLI must own, have full access to and have the right to customize site code. Terms for proposal: Proposals should be delivered to Michael Jones at mjones@cli.org by 09/08/17. All proposals …

Sedgwick Donates to CLI

Sedgwick Makes Generous Donation in Support of Early Literacy

Philadelphia, April 25, 2017 Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Philadelphia, that works with teachers locally and nationally to get more children reading proficiently by 3rd grade, received a generous donation from Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. Sedgwick’s Jonathan Mast, Director of Social Media, and Tracy Mock, Vice …

CLI's LEARN

Children’s Literacy Initiative Launches LEARN, an Online Learning Platform for Early Literacy Instruction

Philadelphia, November 16, 2016 – Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) has launched LEARN (Literacy Education and Resource Network), a new web platform providing the education community with a comprehensive and expanding resource to read, watch, and discuss the best practices in balanced literacy instruction.  CLI’s LEARN focuses on the core instructional practices validated through the i3 (investing in Innovation) grant, and …

CLI Works With Teachers

Children’s Literacy Initiative & W.K. Kellogg Foundation Partner in a Significant Way

Philadelphia, Pa. — Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich. Between June 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017, the grant will help to improve teacher instructional practice by providing an evidence-based early literacy professional development program to teachers and their high-need …

PEW Provides 3 Year Grant

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives Three-Year Grant from Pew

Philadelphia, May 4 — Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with educators locally and nationally to get more children reading proficiently by 3rd grade, announces that it has been awarded a grant by The Pew Charitable Trusts to increase the number of Philadelphia-area pre-kindergarten classrooms offering quality early literacy instruction. The grant, totaling $186,000 over three years, …