Community Solution: Marvell-Elaine Reads


Marvell-Elaine Reads is a community-wide partnership that mobilizes parents and residents to increase the number of students reading at grade-level by the end of third grade in Marvell and Elaine, Arkansas.

Community Solution

Intensive summer learning for children

Resident-led Reading Corps to assist teachers and engage parents

Partnership between local nonprofit and school district

Marvell-Elaine Reads is moving the needle on third grade reading by offering a literacy-based summer day camp and mobilizing community volunteers to provide reading tutoring during the school year. Marvell-Elaine Reads is a partnership between the Boys, Girls, Adults, Community Development Center (BGACDC), the Marvell-Elaine Elementary School, and parent and community volunteers. 

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce its investment in Marvell-Elaine Reads as part of the AR-GLR Community Solutions Initiative.

The AR-GLR Community Solutions Initiative supports parents, schools, and communities working together to achieve the Campaign's goal that by 2020, all Arkansas children will read at grade-level by the end of third grade. 

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Louis Bennett
BGACDC   Angela Duran
Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

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