A Collective Impact Framework
Literacy is key to the economic development and stability of every community. School and district leaders who form solid partnerships with community organizations can help ensure that students achieve consistent and substantial reading growth.
Using a collective impact framework, built upon resources of community partners, sponsors, and reading champions, is a proven-effective strategy to focus attention on literacy and provide greater equity and access for all students.
Why a Collective Impact Framework and what makes it so effective?
Through a collective impact framework, school districts and community partners collaborate to set goals and share responsibility for literacy growth. Along with reducing a school’s financial load by providing additional funding and in-kind contributions, a collective impact framework helps:
Support engagement in reading activities after school and during extended breaks
Provide students at every level with greater access to print and digital books
Facilitate early literacy gains so students learn to read by the end of 3rd grade
Prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college, career, and life
Watch examples of community reading models in action
Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, Florida
Leaders from school districts and partner organizations discuss their collaboration to build strong communities of readers in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and the amazing results they are seeing among the children and families they serve.
Mission Consolidated Independent School District, Texas
See how the Mission Consolidated Independent School District made literacy an inclusive, community imperative. While meeting students’ needs, the district is working to address the 50% illiteracy rate among adults through a community-wide literacy partnership with neighboring cities.
How Renaissance supports strong community reading partnerships
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Renaissance products, used together, provide a complete literacy growth solution that motivates students with print and digital access, measures literacy skills, and monitors progress toward state-specific standards.