April 7, 2015
National Volunteer Week is less than a week away! Show your community’s volunteers how much you appreciate them with the help of this guide, give your volunteers a shoutout on the Grade-Level Reading website or nominate them for national recognition with Points of Light. It’s not too late to send in a name! Check out the names already submitted on the Grade-Level Reading website.
This week’s news from the Network Communities Support Center includes:
- In this week’s Bright Spots, you can read about how the coalition in Charlotte, North Carolina, rebooted the community’s grade-level reading campaign and about how volunteers in Ames, Iowa, offer free one-on-one, individualized tutoring during the summer to young struggling readers. Read these Bright Spots on the Huddle and add your voice to the discussion.
- Students who were enrolled in North Carolina’s Pre-K Program are making significant gains across all areas of learning through the end of kindergarten, according to a new report from scientists at University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). Read more and share your thoughts on the Huddle.
- Attendance Works and United Way Worldwide are offering a four-part webinar series leading up to Attendance Awareness Month in September. The first webinar, about coalition building, is April 15. You can register now for the webinar, which starts at 2 PM ET. Read more on the Huddle.
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