The Public Education Foundation believes that strategic, early intervention is the key to improving literacy on a large scale. As a result, the Foundation’s Early Learning, Literacy and Family Engagement initiative focuses on three literacy priorities in high-needs communities.
In the 2017-18 school year, The Public Education Foundation served 538 families at 11 elementary schools in Clark County’s highest-need communities. During the previous school year, we served over 500 families at 10 elementary schools in Clark County.
Generous grants of $1.6 million in 2014 and $1 million in 2016 from the Engelstad Family Foundation have enabled The Public Education Foundation to scale up its Early Learning, Literacy and Family Engagement initiative.