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History • Campaign for Grade Level Reading - All-American City contest that focused on grade-level reading, specifically reading on grade-level by grade 3. • A broad group of community stakeholders came together to provide input and to help design the grant.
Collaborative Partners • Hispanic Family Center • Literacy Council of Wake County • Marbles • MetaMetrics • Motheread • NCSU Women’s Center • Reach Out & Read • SAS • Shaw University • Telamon Head Start • Wake County Human Services • Wake County Public Libraries • Wake County Smart Start • Wake Ed Partnership • Wake Technical College • WCPSS
School Readiness Focus • Develop an ongoing community awareness campaign to foster collaboration, coordination, and public engagement with all stakeholders • Create a comprehensive plan for systematic volunteer recruitment, placement, and training to increase numbers of children read to daily • Increase parental education around literacy, awareness and access to resources including ongoing support in our top seven languages • Work with the school system and community partners to provide books and other literacy opportunities to low-income preschoolers and their families
Structure • Leadership Team • Action Teams • WAKE UP and Read Community Collaborative
Next Steps • Conduct Pre-K Title I Screening and Collaborative Event - May 4 • Develop Website www.wakeupandread.org • Seek Funding Opportunities • Launch WAKE Up and Read Campaign