Agencies are at the heart of Raising A Reader

See how they are making a difference.

Florence Crittenton, CO

Florence Crittenton Services of Denver’s mission is to educate, prepare, and empower teen mothers…Read Story

Calhoun ISD

Just over five years ago Calhoun Intermediate School District (Calhoun ISD) received a grant…Read Story

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library has been implementing Raising A Reader for 10 years..Read story

Pajaro Valley, CA

Pajaro Valley Unified School District has paved the way for the Raising A Reader program in a non-traditional model. Read story

Raising a Reader Maryland

In 2011, RAR began implementing programs in Baltimore, Maryland to reach more than 1,000 kindergarten-age children and their families.
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United Way of Kern County

Currently, United Way Kern County serves 275 children in seven preschool locations throughout the county. Read story

Children’s Aid

Children’s Aid Society (CAS) became a Raising A Reader Affiliate in 2010 serving one preschool site in East Harlem, New York. Read story


Sites in the U.S.

Raising A Reader operates in 3,000 locations across the nation.

15 Million

Books in Rotation

Three to four high quality multicultural books are rotated home weekly to help families create home-based literacy routines.


Independent Evaluations

Raising A Reader is the most independently evaluated national literacy program and one of the few reaching families with children aged birth-8.

Let the numbers and research speak for themselves.

… shared-reading interventions can have a significant, substantial, and positive impact both on young children’s oral language skills and on young children’s print knowledge.

Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel (2008, p. 155)

Mathew gets really excited when he gets to take home his red book bag every week with different books. He doesn’t even wait to get them home. He insists on staying in the car to look through them all.

Parent, United Way of Kern County

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