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THE MID-COLUMBIA READING FOUNDATION

Read Together 20 Minutes Every Day

aka The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia   |   Kennewick, WA   |  www.read20minutes.com

Mission

The mission of the Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is to encourage and educate families and care givers about their important role in raising a reader, support schools in assuring that children read on grade level by the end of third grade, and facilitate community involvement in helping young readers be successful.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Leanne Purcell

Main address

1229 West 22nd Place

Kennewick, WA 99337 USA

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EIN

91-2105271

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of proficient literacy and early learning aptitude has many consequences for students and for communities. Children who start kindergarten behind end up forming the largest group of children who do not graduate high school, and they have less than a 12 percent chance of attending a four-year university. The multi-year achievement gap that is seen in most kindergarten classrooms is not caused by school systems as a child enters kindergarten. The achievement gap happens when there is a gap in a child’s preparation for kindergarten and developing readiness skills from birth to age 5. 100% of the achievement gap in reading and 67% of the achievement gap in math begins in the home prior to a child’s first day of school.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ready for Kindergarten

READY! for Kindergarten provides quarterly parent education on developmental stages and kindergarten readiness targets. Each parent receives a toolkit (toys) that is uniquely designed to help their child progress in 25 developmental targets areas. READY! for Kindergarten is currently offered to all parents in the Kennewick School District and additional community locations.

Population(s) Served

Team Read is a volunteer tutoring program that takes place in the Kennewick School District. Team Read provides one-on-one tutoring to students in first through third grade who are at risk of not reading at grade level. Over 150 tutors are committed to working with more than 240 students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Books for Babies provides a new board book and early reading information to each new mother after the birth of a child at local hospitals. STCU is the proud sponsor of this program. Participating hospitals include Trios in Kennewick and Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

First-time classroom teachers in the Mid-Columbia teaching grades K-3 working receive a free classroom library of 75 books.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In order to ensure kids stay engaged in literacy activities during their break away from school, the Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is proud to provide children with story time through the Summer Reading Program. The program begins in June and features weekly themes.

Children receive a free book for attending!

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia distributes thousands of books across Benton and Franklin Counties through schools, community organizations, partnerships, and community events. Each year an average of 40,000 books are distributed into the community to our most vulnerable children and families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Infants and toddlers
Families
Infants and toddlers
Children
Caregivers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia's mission is to encourage and educate families about their important role in raising a reader, support schools in assuring that students read at grade level by the end of third grade and facilitate community in helping young readers be successful with the aim to increase graduation rates, increase home ownership, decrease government spending on social services, decrease drop out rates, create strong family connections, and create a healthy thriving community.

CRFMC provides READY! for Kindergarten, Team Read Tutoring, First Teacher Libraries, Books for Babies, READ UP Summer Reading program, and community book distributions to the most needy in the community. These programs provide education, tools, and resources to children and families all across Benton and Franklin Counties.

CRFMC has contracts, grants and donations that annually equal over half a million dollars. CRFMC employs five full time staff and five part time staff to support our programs. We serve over 40,000 people annually and make a huge impact on the local community.

CRFMC has provided Ready! for Kindergarten and Team Read to Kennewick parents for over 20 years and the school district has seen an increase in student preparedness on the first day of Kindergarten. CRFMC annually helps over 200 students move from below grade level reading in the Kennewick elementary schools to on grade level through the Team Read literacy program. CRFMC has also expanded its reach to provide more tools and resources to more parents than ever during COVID. CRFMC has been able to meet 60,000 people over the last nine months due to collaborations with other local nonprofits, hospitals, and social services. This is a massive increase in services from the average year.

Financials

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THE MID-COLUMBIA READING FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rick Holmes

Bechtel

Term: 2023 - 2024

Suzanne Heaston

Heaston Thompson Vision Clinic

Nancy Kerr

Founder, Retired National Organization President

Julie Nelson

Sotheby's - Retter & Company

Steve Palm

HFG Trust

Walter Timmons

Banner Bank

Jenny Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Law Firm

Joy Holmes

Community Volunteer

Lupe Rojas

Volunteer

Stephanie Hawley

Richland School District

Catriona Milgate

Retired Educator

Rick Holmes

Bechtel

Patricia Covert

Community Volunteer

Jason Herbert

Energy Northwest

Christina Viera

Edward Jones

Nicolette Spanner

WithMe

Katie Charron

Numerica Credit Union

Katie Hatfield

Ridenour & Hatfield Attorneys at Law

Scott Vance

Energy Northwest

Suzi Waddill-Goad

Suzanne M. Waddill-Goad & Company

Eidson Valerio

State Farm

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/3/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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