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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McDonough grants support education initiatives
A Retreat to Advance Rural Education
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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
Jackson County | Visit Page
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."
“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