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, …

Children’s Literacy Initiative & Wells Fargo Collaborate to Impact Children in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, March 24, 2016—Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, and Wells Fargo, a diversified, community-based financial services company, have partnered to help transform literacy instruction to ensure children in Philadelphia read proficiently by third grade. Wells Fargo presented CLI with a $50,000 check, which will go toward Philadelphia’s Early Literacy Project during the 2015-2016 school …

Children’s Literacy Initiative & American Airlines Partner to Get More Children Reading

PHILADELPHIA, MARCH 16, 2016 —  Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, and American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, are partnering to help more of the nation’s children read proficiently by third grade. Employees and executives on American’s Citizenship Steering Committee at the airlines’ Philadelphia International Airport hub recently awarded CLI an in-kind donation of 1,000,000 …

Chicago Tribune Charities Donates to CLI

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $60,000 through Chicago Tribune Charities

Chicago, January 28, 2016 – The Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund has selected national nonprofit Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) for a $60,000 one-year grant in support of the Chicago Early Literacy Project for elementary schools in the Little Village neighborhood. “The biggest lever for improving our student’s educational outcomes is reading and writing by 3rd grade. It’s absolutely …

Michael Jordan Donation

Michael Jordan Supports Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Work in Chicago Public Schools to Improve Student Reading Achievement

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16, 2015 — Basketball great Michael Jordan selected national nonprofit Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) for a one-time gift to support CLI’s work in Chicago Public Schools to get more city children reading proficiently by 3rd grade. Jordan picked CLI as one of 23 Chicago-area, children-related charities to which he is making a one-time gift from his net proceeds from a recent …

African American Boy Raising Hand

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $19.5 Million Federal Innovation Grant

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16, 2015 — Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a national nonprofit focused on strengthening literacy in early education, will receive nearly $19.5 million from the 2015 Investing in Innovation (i3 grant) competition from the U.S. Department of Education. This is the second time that CLI has received a prestigious i3 grant. The award comes after a study from the American Institutes …

CLI to Present at the “Education Innovation Briefing” on Capitol Hill

Evidence at Work: Success Stories from Federal Investments in Education Innovation Hosted by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation   Thursday, October 29, 2015  |  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Capitol Visitor Center, SVC-209-08 How can we leverage federal investments in education innovation to expand opportunities and …

Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating

Children’s Literacy Initiative Earns Coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

(Philadelphia, 10/05/15) – Children’s Literacy Initiative’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 4th consecutive time Children’s Literacy Initiative has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations …

CLI Launches New Visual Identity & Website

August 17, 2015 Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) today announced the official launch of its new visual identity and website. CLI is a non-profit organization focused on ensuring low-income students can read and write on grade level by the end of third grade. At the heart of CLI’s new visual identity is a logo that imparts the importance of literacy and …