Annual fundraiser to raise funds to support early literacy programs



Raise a Glass for Reading!

Since starting in 2017, Raise a Glass for Reading has been CLI's signature event to come together to raise funds to support programs that help teachers and students succeed. This year we expanded our celebration across an entire week that we coined Spirit Week, hosting various events to connect with our donors and lovers of literacy. Check out our recap of this year's festivities.


National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Fireside Chat with

Jason Reynolds

New York Times Bestselling author and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, joined us for a fireside chat, to discuss his work, the importance of affirming children's identities in classrooms, and the teachers that inspired him growing up. His books include Stamped, Stuntboy, Miles Morales Spider-Man, As Brave As You, All American Boys, and so many more. 

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support the mission

Literacy to Liberation

Not able to make it to Raise a Glass for Reading? That's okay, because there are other ways you can support CLI and share our mission with others. Support CLI today and purchase Literacy to Liberation apparel. Choose from a variety of options and colors. There are sizes for adults and children. Join our national community of change makers and early literacy supporters today.

Your investment will enable CLI and its partners to normalize anti-racist, culturally sustaining early literacy instruction and catalyze generational impact at the onset of every Black and Latinx child's literacy journey.

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners who support our mission!

John and Jamie Croll