Springfield children and their families from two Springfield Housing Authority sites are being connected with tools, supports and programs to boost children’s early literacy skills. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Talk/Read/Succeed has brought together a strong group of collaborative partners, lead by United Way of the Pioneer Valley, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and the Springfield Housing Authority in a program that is part of the Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative. The goal of the community-wide effort: 80% of Springfield’s children will be able to read proficiently by the end of third grade by 2016.
Check out the awesome work of this community collaboration in these videos produced by the Springfield Housing Authority:
WGBY is cheering on the great work of these community organizations. Want to find out more? Check out our segment on Connecting Point featuring Sally Fuller from Cherish Every Child and Maura Geary & Rosemary Hernandez from Talk/Read/Succeed.
To find out more about the activities in Springfield, visit the Cherish Every Child website.