The United Way is proud to lead this newly formed coalition of community agencies centered on the core educational focus areas of school readiness; regular attendance; summer learning loss; family engagement and healthy growth and development. TCF is taking our lead from the Campaign for Grade Level Reading—a national initiative which strives to disrupt generational poverty by mobilizing communities to find solutions for one of the major obstacles in the pathway out of poverty: improving third grade reading proficiency.
Essentially, children are learning to read from birth through third grade, but from fourth grade on, children are reading to learn.
When a child misses this key milestone, the trajectory for future success is much less likely.
Transforming Children's Futures Coalition Members
- United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services
Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency (SLHDA), Head Start
Scranton Public Library