2015 Annual Report: Ready to Read NOW

Ready to Read NOW provides solutions for creating a brighter future in Arkansas, starting with our youngest students.





How can we make sure tomorrow’s jobs are better than today’s? As Arkansans, we need to expect more of ourselves, our children, and our state. Learn more about how you can Expect More.

ForwARd Arkansas: A New Vision for Arkansas Education

A New Vision for Arkansas Education outlines recommendations for realizing our goal to make Arkansas a leading state in education and close the achievement gap within a generation. 

Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

We invest in Early Literacy. The goal of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is that by 2020, all Arkansas children will read at grade level by the end of third grade. Take the AR-GLR pledge today!

Four Bold Goals for Arkansas

Increase Prosperity

Reduce the number of Arkansas families living below 200% of the federal poverty line. 

Increase Educational Attainment

Increase high school, career education, and college graduation rates in the state. 

Strengthen Communities

Increase educational attainment and economic mobility in select communities in Arkansas. 

Build the Nonprofit Infrastructure

Show that strategic support and good grantmaking practices can help nonprofits achieve our Moving the Needle goals and their missions.

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