An Unprecedented Network

Powering Read by 4th’s efforts to double the number of children reading at grade level by 4th grade by 2020 is a partnership network managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia that’s unprecedented both in number and diversity.

At last count, 91 organizations have signed up to make sure all Philadelphia children have the best shot at success in school and life by helping each one of them reach the read-by-4th milestone.

We are parents, relatives, neighbors, teachers, researchers, pediatricians, literacy specialists, community organizers, faith leaders, camp counselors, after-school program providers, neighborhood shop owners—virtually anyone who cares about and can connect with, children and their families. Find out how you can help.

Core Partners are leading systemic changes in support of Read by 4th’s mission, providing data for aggregate analysis and reporting on progress.

Community Partners pledge to advance Read by 4th by participating in working group committees and sharing campaign messages and resources with the families they directly serve.

Champions are individuals and organizations who lead Read by 4th efforts in their community.