Increasing Access to Books
Provided more than 20,000 books to children in East and South End communities, closing gaps in access for students most in need.
Supporting Early Development
Trained childcare providers and kindergarten teachers in key competencies in an effort to improve the Washington Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) for entering kindergarteners.
Promoting Healthy Reading Habits
Connected students to books in multiple ways, from Book to Home summer delivery to organizing with neighborhood barbers who provide free books to the boys of color who sit and visit in their chairs every month.
Bamford Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Center for Strong Schools, Childcare Resources, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Communities in Schools of Tacoma, First5 FUNdamentals, Foundation for Tacoma Students, KBTC Public Television, Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center, Pediatrics Northwest, Reach Out and Read, Stand for Children, Tacoma Community House, Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma Public Schools, United Way of Pierce County, YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties