NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Communities Finalists for National Awards

Twenty-three North Carolinians from five urban and rural communities – Wake, Durham, Orange, Mecklenburg and Wayne counties – will be represented at the upcoming Campaign for Grade-Level Reading National Meeting. The NC delegation includes business, foundation and non-profit leaders, including a community housing authority.

Two NC communities will be recognized as Pacesetters for their work to help eliminate barriers children from low-income families face on the path to becoming proficient readers.  Both WAKE Up and Read and Read Charlotte will receive awards.

WAKE Up and Read is also a finalist for an All-America City Award to be given by the National Civic League and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  This award recognizes communities that have made measurable and exemplary progress for low-income children on the key drivers of early reading success.

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) also is a finalist for its signature First 2000 Days campaign. NCECF is one of 10 finalists from across the nation.

We’ll keep you posted on Twitter and Facebook  – award winners will be announced on Friday, June 16 in Denver.