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MARCH 4TH – STEPS FOR LITERACY REGISTRATION

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Our Mission

Our Mission is simple, straightforward, and achievable…

every child reading by the end of 3rd grade.

Our Why

In 2009, the church community asked city leaders what they could do to make a lasting impact in our city. The answer was simple: to support children’s literacy and decrease school dropout rates. Hence, Education Connection was created, a program of Christ Together Greater Austin “CTGA” (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Our volunteers serve the community by sitting with elementary children each week to read one-on-one. With the program growing rapidly and with more children in need of extra support, there’s a place for YOU to make a difference in a child’s education and life.

88% of students who failed to earn a high school diploma

were struggling readers in third grade.

Education Connection is raising up volunteers to help combat this alarming statistic.

Surveys Say

97%

of all Teachers noticed improvement in some or all of their students reading with Literacy Partners!

92%

of all Literacy Partners noticed improvement in some or all of the students they work with!

91%

of all Students think reading with their Literacy Partner is “great” or “good.”

Our Students Improved In

Reading Confidence

Sounding Out New/Difficult Words

Word Comprehension

Progressing Through Reading Levels

Join Education Connection

Literacy isn’t a problem, illiteracy is!

Join us as we combat childhood illiteracy, one of the largest problems in the Greater Austin

area, by equipping an army of volunteers to read to students one-on-one,

while supporting educators as they help children to learn and grow.

Our Partnering Schools:

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We help children learn to read

so they can read to learn.

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