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National Campaign for Grade Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation: grade-level reading by the end of third grade.


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Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC) is a collaboration of literacy service providers, foundations, businesses, Oakland city representatives, the Oakland Unified School District and other community partners committed to the goal of equipping, at a proficient level, all Oakland children with the life skills of reading, writing and communication by the end of third grade.


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Oakland Reads 2020 is an initiative of the Oakland Literacy Coalition which aims to double the number of Oakland students reading successfully by the end of third grade. Oakland Reads 2020 is mobilizing the community to build a commitment and take action around four key pillars of reading success: Kindergarten Readiness, School Attendance, Summer Learning and Family Engagement.