An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Every Child Reads

Here for you. Cynthia Wehrenberg Youth Impact Coordinator cynthiaw@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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.

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Our Network

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

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Danielle Moore Dubuque Community School District Teacher

Dubuque Reading Proficiency*

Only half of public school students in Dubuque are reading at grade-level by the end of third grade.

46%

Kindergarten

41%

First Grade

50%

Second Grade

50%

Third Grade

*Percentage of Dubuque Community School District students meeting benchmarks on the FAST (Formative Assessment System for Teachers) screener, Winter 2020-21

Opportunities

Be Part of the Change

Supporting children's success takes the entire community.

Featured Opportunity

'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.

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Greg Welp Community Foundation supporter

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.

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