Along with our growing partnerships with schools and districts nationwide, American Reading Company partners with a variety of businesses and community organizations seeking to join in our effort to help prepare students to succeed in college, career, and life.
We invite other organizations to join our growing list of partners interested in benefiting schools and communities by ensuring that children build essential literacy skills that are critical to success in life beyond school.
The Abell FoundationAbell Foundation
In Baltimore City, The Abell Foundation supports efforts to provide quality instruction and leadership, develop effective curricula for PreK-12, create successful transitions to/through college and work, increase community involvement, and promote literacy enrichment. Since 1998, The Abell Foundation has provided funding and grants to support implementation of 100 BOOK CHALLENGE® and RESEARCH LABS® throughout Baltimore..
Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel CampoyAlma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy
Award-winning authors and education advocates Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy are partners with American Reading Company in designing Spanish programs for bilingual, dual language, and world language classrooms. Their understanding of language acquisition theory combined with their innovative methods for incorporating multicultural perspectives make them uniquely qualified to help shape our Spanish book collections. Ada and Campoy share American Reading Company’s goal of creating environments in which students have choice, power, fun, freedom, and a sense of belonging.
American Legacy MagazineAmerican Legacy Magazine
American Legacy, the magazine of African-American history and culture, partnered with American Reading Company to provide books for its “Know Your History” Mobile Exhibit. The 18-wheel trailer has been transformed into a black history museum and is filled with photos, stories, and interactive learning stations that celebrate the African American experience.
The Annie E. Casey FoundationAnnie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The Foundation has a history of transforming neighborhoods with system and community change investments. The Annie E. Casey Foundation awarded grants to local nonprofits to provide educational solutions for hundreds of disadvantaged city youths. Tench Tilghman Elementary School in Baltimore City used the funding to implement 100 BOOK CHALLENGE®, SchoolPace®, and on-site professional development provided by the American Reading Company.
Core KnowledgeCore Knowledge
The Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that develops curricula, publishes educational books and materials, and provides professional development for educators. American Reading Company made it easy to equip classrooms with the titles they need to implement the Listening and Learning Strand of each Core Knowledge Language Arts Domain, NYS ELA P-2. Modules are organized by teacher and shipped complete and classroom-ready.
Coalition of Schools Educationg Boys of Color (COSEBOC)Core Knowledge
The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC is the only national education organization of practitioners solely focused on promoting the educational success of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with all schools – preK-12th grade; public, charter and private; coed and single gender. COSEBOC connects research, policy and practice and is a learning community for school leaders.
EL EducationEL Education
EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country. EL Education creates great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible. EL Education’s research-based approach inspires teachers and challenges students, transforming education for more than 20 years in thousands of schools and districts across the country. EL Education’s impressive results encompass high academic achievement and college readiness as well as pride in the mastery of complex, authentic work, and the passion and capacity to contribute to a better world. American Reading Company made it easy to equip classrooms with the titles they need to implement EL Education’s ELA curriculum.
Eagles Youth PartnershipEagles Youth Partnership
Eagles Youth Partnership serves more than 50,000 low-income children in the Greater Philadelphia region every year with a focus on health and education programming. The group takes its services directly to kids at their schools and in their neighborhoods. When 100 BOOK CHALLENGE® started to encourage reading in Philadelphia schools, the Eagles Youth Partnership quickly began to support and fund it. ARC has also provided the Eagles Youth Partnership with books for its bookmobile, which distributes free books to parents, caregivers, and children so that they can start their own home libraries.
Literacy Design CollaborativeLiteracy Design Collaborative
American Reading Company is proud to partner with Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) to deliver high-quality professional learning experiences that develop educators’ capacity to implement rigorous Common Core instruction from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our Executive Coaches routinely work with school- and district-level leadership teams and teachers to ensure that both adult and student learning outcomes are achieved.
Read By 4thRead By 4th
Read! By 4th is a citywide effort led by the Free Library of Philadelphia and supported by fifty organizations. Read! By 4th aims to boost the share of students entering 4th grade, reading at grade level by 2020. American Reading Company provides support in 2 of the 4 key Read! By 4th strategies:
#2 Summer Reading: promoting summer reading loss.
• We provide Philadelphia students with access to beginning reading ebooks during the summer.
• Partner with summer camp programs to ensure students access “the right books”
#4 Ensure students are provided with expert reading instruction and resources.
• Trained grades K to 3 teachers and administrators from 100 designated schools on independent reading and how to use leveled libraries effectively to support grade level instruction.
• Provided thematic leveled libraries aligned to the Philadelphia School District’s social studies and science scope and sequence.
Research for ActionResearch for Action
Philadelphia-based Research for Action, an independent education research organization, conducted a new study of American Reading Company reading initiatives under way in 19 schools in Camden, New Jersey. RFA studied the impact of implementation of ACTION 100 and 100 BOOK CHALLENGE®. RFA is widely recognized for its expertise in conducting rigorous mixed-method research studies on education policies and practices designed to improve student outcomes and strengthen schools and communities.
Sacramento Mayor's OfficeSacramento Mayor's Office
American Reading Company partnered with the Sacramento Mayor's Office to support their after-school program "Stand Up and Read." ARC provided coaching materials and professional development to site coordinators and created classroom libraries that provided after-school students with a collection of engaging, informative, high-interest titles. Students self-selected books at their reading level and sat with a trained Volunteer Coach, who became the bridge between home and school and tracked student reading skills.
Stonewall National Museum & ArchivesStonewall National Museum & Archives
American Reading Company is a proud sponsor of Stonewall National Education Project and participated in their 2014 Symposium. Matt Reher, ARC Executive Coach and Curriculum Alignment Specialist, gave a workshop on infusing curriculum with diversity that encompasses LGBT themes.
United WayUnited Way
United Way helps children in targeted elementary schools to become proficient readers by the end of third grade by providing young learners with the books and resources appropriate for their reading level in their classrooms and at home. United Way connects them with committed volunteer readers who spend time reinforcing classroom curriculum and increase the professional skills of educators, providing them with the tools and training they need to help children succeed. United Way and American Reading Company partnered to create a 3-Year Grant Goal: Every student will complete an hour of reading every day, 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home. This is a pilot program of a larger launch that UWGPSNJ is working on that is designed to increase third-grade literacy achievement.
Universal CompaniesUniversal Companies
Universal Companies is a not-for-profit “Community Development and Education Management Corporation” formed under the efforts and direction of one of Philadelphia’s greatest talents, Mr. Kenneth Gamble, world-renowned musical writer, composer, producer, and founder and CEO of Philadelphia International Records. Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies was one of only 21 organizations around the country to receive a $500,000 “planning grant” to develop a Promise Neighborhood Initiative for the Grays Ferry and Point Breeze neighborhoods. To improve education and care, Universal Companies has partnered with American Reading Company to ensure every child in Grades K-12 is reading on grade level.
The Wallace FoundationThe Wallace Foundation
Based in New York City, The Wallace Foundation is a national philanthropy that seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children. The foundation has an unusual approach: funding projects to test innovative ideas for solving important social problems, conducting research to find out what works and what doesn’t and to fill key knowledge gaps—and then communicating the results to help others. Districts using Wallace Foundation funds to implement American Reading Company’s summer school programs include Boston, MA, and Cincinnati, OH.