CGLR - Get Delaware Reading
Wilmington Get Delaware Reading

Improving 3rd Grade Reading in Wilmington

Get Delaware Reading Wilmington is a multi-year two generational initiative designed to proactively engage families and provide their children, with year-round academic and social supports necessary for their children to be ready to learn to read by the time they enter kindergarten. This includes a cohort of approximately 500 children from the City of Wilmington’s most vulnerable communities.

Based on state-administered third-grade English Language Arts scores for elementary schools in the City of Wilmington, less than 18% of public school students tested are reading at or above a third-grade level by the time they enter the fourth grade.

United Way of Delaware is collaborating with community partners to launch a laser focused strategy, “Get Delaware Reading Wilmington’ to move the needle on reading by the end of 3rd grade.

Real Action Leading To Results

Research shows that students are most successful academically and socially when their parents are involved and engaged in their learning.

Get Delaware Reading Wilmington is an integral part of CGLR focused on helping communities and policymakers promote school readiness and quality teaching, tackle chronic absence, and improve summer learning, as well as engage parents as their children’s first teachers.

Community Partners

  • AutoTeam Delaware
  • Brandywine, Christina, Red Clay and School Districts
  • City of Wilmington
  • Delaware Association for The Education of Young Children
  • Delaware Health and Social Services
  • Delaware Libraries
  • Delaware State Education Association
  • First Chance Delaware
  • Highmark
  • Jessie Ball DuPont
  • Nemours BrightStart!
  • New Castle County
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Reading Assist Institute
  • Seeds of Greatness Bible Church
  • State Department of Education
  • Wells Fargo
  • United Way of Delaware

Contact: Schlonn Hawkins – 302.573.3722

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