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Grant Awarded to Enhance Early Childhood Education

Nearly $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties March 28, 2017 – Thanks to the generosity of two Syracuse women, children of Onondaga County will soon receive added literacy, health and child care services. The Central New York Community Foundation awarded $50,000 from the Martha Fund and the Shirley M. Aubrey Fund to the Early Childhood

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Literacy Coalition Announces Exciting Findings about Local Literacy Programming

Simply putting a book in the hands of a child can increase that child’s readiness for kindergarten. A Measurement Action Team, co-chaired by Dr. Frank Ridzi, Community Foundation Director of Research and Community Initiatives, announced on Wednesday the significant impact that Imagination Library has had on local children’s school readiness. The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County brought this program to Syracuse

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Literacy Champions Excite Children About Reading

About 75 children from PEACE, Inc.’s Head Start program gathered at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on March 2nd to celebrate Read Across America Day, set on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County and the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo hosted this Dr. Seuss-themed event to announce the ten recipients of more than $62,178 in Literacy Champion

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Adults and Children Find Multicultural Learning Opportunities through Partners in Learning

With nearly 93 million American adults having basic or below-basic literacy levels, it’s no surprise that one in four children grow up without learning how to read. The imminent need for an increase in literacy and educational programs in the United States is being addressed by thousands of organizations around the country, and there’s a remarkable one located right here

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Fun Literacy Event Promotes Summer Learning

Clifford the Big Red Dog, cookies, games, craft projects and children’s books were enjoyed by all that attended the Literacy Regional Summer Learning Event on July 1, a collective effort to promote the importance of summer learning. This literacy-themed event held at Destiny USA was a definite hit. Hundreds of children and parents stopped by the booths to discuss opportunities for

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