Literacy 

Data show that literacy by 3rd grade is a leading indicator for future academic success. The Fund is supporting the DOE's ambitious goal: Within six years, at least two-thirds of students will be able to read on grade level by the end of 2nd grade, with a target of 100% literacy by 2026. 

 
 

Reading Rescue

The City's Universal Literacy Initiative aims for 100% of students to read on grade level by the end of 2nd grade. With the support of The Fund, the DOE is implementing Reading Rescue, an intensive program which is proven to improve the reading skills of students through one-on-one tutoring.