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 …

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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, …

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 …

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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 …