What Works

Attendance Coalition Building Community Support Family Engagement Quality Instruction Pre-K Enrollment Summer Reading Access to Books


In the 2013- 2014 school year, nearly a quarter of students in Baltimore were found to be chronically absent, meaning they missed a month or more of school. Here's what we're doing to combat this.

Coalition Building

The Grade Level Reading Coalition is made up of partners who reach Baltimore City families from birth to grade 3 and works to ensure children are reading well by the time they finish 3rd grade.

Community Support

We are committed to building strong parent, student and community demand for educational excellence as we recognize the key role the community plays in this work.

Family Engagement

We believe strongly that parents should play a vital role in the development and implementation of our strategy and the Campaign strives to create a mechanism so that families are always at the table.

Quality Instruction

Best practices for improving reading scores from schools that have seen major growth.

Pre-K Enrollment

We know that low-income children that attend Pre-K are more likely to achieve academically than their peers that don’t attend. We have identified approximately 750 kids who do not enroll.

Summer Reading

Research has shown that low- income students lose up to 2 months of reading achievement over the summer, so we're working with the Pratt Library to encourage summer reading.

Access to Books

Many families in Baltimore City don’t have access to books to build their own home libraries which makes it hard to create a culture of reading in their home. Here's what we're doing.