Our Program Works

Independent evaluations prove that Raising A Reader makes a positive and lasting impact.

Research shows that family engagement directly affects academic achievement. To date, thirty-four independent evaluations prove that Raising A Reader significantly improves family reading behavior, parent-child bonding and academic readiness across diverse culture and language demographics. Please review the Independent Evaluations page for details.

Who and Where We Serve

Age Groups

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Infants & Toddlers

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Preschool

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School Age

Ethnicities

  • African American 21%
  • American Indian 1%
  • Asian American 4%
  • Caucasian 25%
  • Latino 38%
  • Middle Eastern 7%
  • Other Ethnicities 4%

Languages

  • English 48%
  • Spanish 34%
  • Chinese 4%
  • Other Languages 6%

Special Populations Served

  • Children with Special Needs 29.5%
  • Homeless Families 14.5%
  • MIgrant Families 16%
  • Teen Parents 15.5%
  • Child Abuse Prevention 4%
  • Other Populations 22%

Implementation Settings

  • Center-Based Early Head Start 15%
  • Home-Based Early Head Start 12%
  • Center-Based Head Start 34.21%
  • Center-Based Preschool/Childcare Center 45%
  • Public School 31%
  • Public School Pre-K 34.5%
  • Transitional Kindergarten 9%
  • Kindergarten 21%
  • Grade 1 5%
  • Grade 2 1%
  • Library 8%
  • Family Resource Center 6%
  • Family Home Daycare 12%
  • Home Visiting Program 18%
  • Housing Community 3%
  • Adult Workplace 1%

One of my success stories is having some parents telling me that now that their children have their own library card, they’ve been telling them to take them to the library to rent books using their blue bags. I had some children that had never been to the library so now they’re excited to go back with their family.

Parent,

Redwood City, CA

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