The Peninsula Literacy Coalition is a grassroots movement committed to helping our local schools equip every child in our community with the essential skills of reading, writing and communication by the end of the third grade. We believe that district–wide success comes from the collaboration of educators, literacy organizations and a community engaged in accomplishing a shared goal. We exist to create awareness of the challenge, rally volunteers, and foster communication, collaboration, and best practices among partner organizations.
Why Literacy Matters
Literacy proficiency at an early age is considered a cornerstone of lifelong learning and can be an indicator of long-term success and overall quality of life.
Research shows that students who are unable to read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school. The risk of not graduating multiplies for students who live in poverty and perpetuates the cycle of poverty.
We believe that by working together, we can provide every child in our community the resources they need to become a proficient reader. We value collaboration amongst educators and literacy organizations and desire to engage the broader community to employ a collective impact model.