Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort which the Partnership has co-led since 2017. Part of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR), this work is built upon the three pillars of school readiness, summer learning, and school attendance. This collaborative made big strides in its first year:

  • A Community Solutions Action Plan was submitted, paving the way for Durham to join the national CGLR.
  • Durham’s Campaign partners attended the national CGLR conference and joined a regional Triangle learning community.
  • Durham’s Campaign hosted a variety of events to celebrate National Summer Learning Day.

Durham’s Campaign is founded on a strong belief in the important role of parents in achieving success for their children and is committed to engaging with families, schools, and community members to ensure better outcomes for Durham’s children. Ultimately, we hope to increase the percentage of 3rd graders in Durham reading proficiently from 45.7% to 70% by 2025.

Literacy Grants

This year, Durham Public Schools Foundation and Durham’s Partnership for Children have launched a
partnership to promote literacy. Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading seeks to engage families and
community members in developing projects that they believe will positively impact third-grade reading
outcomes. If your project falls in this spectrum, consider applying for the literacy-specific grant.

Download Literacy Grant Information

  • Application Round 1 Due: Oct. 18, 2019
  • Application Round 2 Due: Feb. 10, 2020

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Brittany Gregory, Director of Programs, at or (919) 403-6960 ext. 224.