Empowerment Through Literacy


CLI's Proven Solutions for District Transformation






At CLI, our mission is clear: we're disrupting early literacy norms to empower every child as a confident, successful reader. Through a culturally responsive approach and expert guidance, we pave the way for students to develop literacy skills and a strong sense of identity and belonging. Our focus on culturally affirming learning environments fosters equity and joy, laying the foundation for lifelong academic achievement.
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CLI offers customized services based on meticulous hyper-local data gathering, ensuring tailored support that resonates with individual school cultures.

With over 34 years of proven impact, we've elevated reading levels and teaching practices significantly. Our Core Service Model, focused on vision alignment, data gathering, support provision, and impact measurement, ensures continuous progress and improvement.

Rooted in community culture, we prioritize the needs of Black and Latinx students, evident in our successful projects. This year alone, we're supporting over 33,000 teachers and 730,000 students nationwide, ready to swiftly operationalize support in your district as a leading national organization.
See how CLI is building lasting capacity in teachers and principals, creating a ripple effect of positive change across our regions.
We provide a range of tailored offerings such as annual job-embedded teacher coaching, dynamic professional development seminars, and meticulous curriculum audits. Rooted in culturally responsive and research-based practices, these offerings empower teachers to foster inclusive learning environments and fuel student growth.
With a proven track record of transforming districts facing challenges to accelerate reading proficiency with students, CLI stands ready to partner with leaders and educators in achieving powerful literacy outcomes for all students.

Are you committed to equity in education for all children? Download CLI’s FREE Framework for Teaching and Learning diagnostic and coaching tool.

CLI’s Framework for Teaching and Learning is a diagnostic and coaching tool designed to ensure access to high-quality, culturally sustaining literacy instruction for children in PreK through 5th grade. It supports teachers, literacy coaches, and school and district leaders to align on a vision for equitable, standards-based literacy instruction by focusing our lens on what is most important for children’s learning.

This tool is a powerful resource and auditing measure for any district that recognizes the importance of finetuning its vision for equitable instruction by reviewing its current curriculum or redefining its instructional model to ensure success for all children.

Complete the form below to download the Framework for Reaching and Learning. Check your inbox for more information.

Watch a recap from CLI’s Educator Series Fostering Equity and Inclusivity Within Your School - a national session discussing literacy leadership and how educators can develop a clear vision to nurture children and celebrate the school community.