Ron Fairchild, director of the GLR Support Center, sent this message out yesterday. If you know a literacy program that would benefit from funding in one of the ten communities below, won't you please share information with them? Here's a quick link:


Dear Colleague,

As the summer draws to a close, I hope this email finds you well. I want to introduce you to Coaching for Literacy (CFL), a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) partner.

CFL organizes the Fight for Literacy Games, a movement of coaches, teams and fans who support literacy efforts through awareness, volunteer work and donations. Over the past four basketball seasons, CFL has conducted 75 Fight for Literacy Games with nearly 40 NCAA programs to fund 50 literacy projects in 20 communities that have directly supported more than 8,000 children. CFL is expanding the Fight for Literacy Games, which provides literacy partners valuable awareness and the opportunity to receive financial support from $500 - $6,000. 

They are looking for literacy partners that fit their methodology, which includes serving children from low-income families from birth through third grade, in the following communities:

     • Tucson, AZ (University of Arizona)
     • Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama)
     • Waco, TX (Baylor)
     • Pittsburgh, PA (PITT)
     • San Jose, CA (San Jose State)
     • Allegany, NY (St. Bonaventure)
     • Palo Alto, CA (Bay Area) (Stanford)
     • Knoxville, TN (University of Tennessee)
     • New Orleans, LA (Tulane)
     • Las Vegas, NV (UNLV)

Next Steps:

If you are interested: Please visit their Literacy Partner Resources page to learn more. If you have further questions, please schedule a meeting with CFL's staff.

If you want to apply: Please complete the Literacy Partner Application form.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and for circulating this opportunity to your professional network. 


Ron Fairchild
Director, GLR Support Center

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