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The Re(a)d Zone: signature initiative announced by the 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee 

CLA is excited to announce today our partnership with the 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, on a signature initiative called “The Re(a)d Zone” that will reach more than 50,000 low-income Bay Area children.

 

A 14-month early literacy initiative, The Re(a)d Zone will invest in, strengthen and build the capacity of high-quality, literacy-enhancing programs that increase third grade reading proficiency throughout the greater Bay Area including Monterey, Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties.

 

Starting in Summer 2015, 50 Fund will provide financial support to summer literacy programs, libraries and communities initiatives to enhance and expand existing reading programs that help struggling readers to catch up and marginally proficient readers to avoid the “summer slide," and that provide low-income children across the region—prioritizing children in public housing—access to books, reading programs and early literacy support.

 

CLA is participating in the initiative in partnership with the Pacific Library Partnership. 

 

To learn more about the program, please see the full release.