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vision

More than any other single skill, the ability to read fluently allows a child to

Become a successful scholar

A successful child is one who uses his/her abilities to develop ever-increasing skills that help form positive characteristics and attributes that lead to success.

Explore the world

Life is an ever-changing adventure that will help one understand more about their goals, current and future. Books teach you about experiences past. A person’s commitment to learning cultivates your lives.

Impact their community

Helping others improve their basic skills has a direct and measurable impact on both the education and quality of life of their children.

Have a marketable career

History and evolution have shown that inequality is a reality. Strengthening one’s qualifications is an important way to increase the value you represent in the workforce.

Literacy in DC

DC RESIDENTS IN POVERTY

More than 110,000 D.C. residents live in poverty.

37% adults function at
the lowest level of literacy

CHILDREN IN POVERTY

1 in 3 children live in poverty.

children live in poverty
2X the national average

EMPLOYMENT IN THE DISTRICT

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1 in 3 working families live 2X
below the federal poverty line

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Low income families in
which at least one adult works

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4 out of 10 students are
not graduating on time

ILLITERACY BY WARD

Percentage Illiteracy by Ward
Ward 7 and 8
Median Household Income in Anacostia
DC Wards Map

Programs