An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Every Child Reads
Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success.
Yet every year, 80% of low-income children each year miss this crucial milestone. We work across the seven-county Dubuque region to break down barriers to academic achievement in and out of the classroom and build a foundation for lifelong success.Download our one-pager
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Boosting School Success TOGETHER.
$1 Million Worth of Books
Community Equity Profile: Education Snapshot
A Regional Approach to Child Well-Being
Every Child Reads is a regional network of partners, including educators, parents and civic leaders, who put the academic success and well-being of children first. Our program coordinators serve:
Dubuque | Info Sheet
Dyersville | Visit Page
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Jones County | Visit Page
“Many students come to school with a lot of struggles in their lives, and teachers like me are helping them cope with those challenges while also teaching them."
Dubuque Reading Proficiency*
Only half of public school students in Dubuque are reading at grade-level by the end of third grade.
Be Part of the Change
Supporting children's success takes the entire community.
'Be A Healthy You! In Dubuque'
Through depictions of local landmarks and activities, our first children's book emphasizes ways to have a healthy heart, body and brain while supporting early literacy.
Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Book
The Kids Count Data Book offers a state-by-state look at key indicators of child wellness.
Sesame Street in Communities
Parents, caregivers and providers can find free resources that support children's well-being.
Every Child Reads Community Solutions Action Plan
Our plan outlines how we will support third-grade reading proficiency through school readiness, summer learning and school attendance.
10 Tips to Foster Strong Readers at Home
Home is one of the most important places for supporting literacy. Download our tip sheets in English, Spanish and Marshallese to find ideas for your home!
Infusing Literacy Into Your Programs
Anyone running an extracurricular program can easily help support reading proficiency! Download this handy guide to see how easy it it.
Vision To Learn
Vision To Learn launched in January 2016 with Community Foundation support to increase access to vision care for students. It has expanded statewide and provided 8,000 free eye exams and 6,000 pairs of glasses.
“When children learn to love reading, they pass that love on to their younger siblings and friends. It all starts with making sure they have books.”
Our Commitment to Children
We mobilize community partners and generous supporters to understand and tackle barriers to academic success, including access to resources and social-emotional needs.Give Now