TOPIC: LITERACY (18)

Better World Books

http://www.betterworldbooks.com

Better World Books uses the power of business to change the world. We collect and sell books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, we’re a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

Tags: Better World Books, Books, Education, Literacy

Everybody Wins!

http://everybodywins.org

Today, EVERYBODY WINS! affiliates are helping bridge the literacy gap for more than 9,200 public school students across the country. Our goal is to reach 100,000. The EVERYBODY WINS! equation is simple – one mentor, one child, one book at a time – but has a profound impact

Tags: Reading, Literacy, Mentor, Everybody Wins, School

Jumpstart

http://www.jstart.org

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

Tags: Jumpstart, Early Education, College, Students, Preschool, Literacy, Skills

First Book

http://www.firstbook.org

First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. First Book is uniquely positioned to become a leader in providing digital resources so that children in need don’t miss out.

Tags: First Book, Literacy, Education, Books, Children, Reading, Access

Unbound

http://unbound.co.uk

Unbound puts the power of publishing in the hands of authors and readers. Authors pitch their book ideas directly to you. If you back a project before it reaches its funding target, you get your name printed in the back of every copy and immediate behind-the-scenes access to the author’s shed. If any project fails to hit its funding target, you get refunded in full.

Tags: Unbound, Books, Reading, Writing, Authors, Crowdfunding, Financing, Funding

ReLIT NY

http://www.relitny.org

ReLIT NY is a free book donation and reading program that collects your unwanted books and recycles them back to the public. You'll see us outside subway stations every month handing out hundreds of free books to anyone who wants a good read.

Tags: Books, Literacy, Free, Giveway, New York, Recycle, Reuse

Room to Read

http://www.roomtoread.org

We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.
To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education.  We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.

Tags: Room To Read, Literacy, Gender Equality, Reading

LitWorld

http://litworld.org

LitWorld's mission is to use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills in the world's most vulnerable children through Education, Advocacy and Innovation.

LitWorld creates resilience building reading and writing experiences which connect and fortify communities.

Tags: LitWorld, Story, Literacy, Advocacy, Reading, Writing

National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

http://www.famlit.org

We are the National Center for Family Literacy, and since 1989, we have helped more than 1 million families make educational and economic progress by pioneering – and continuously improving – family literacy programs. Our emphasis is on family literacy for a simple reason – study after study shows that family, home and community are the true drivers of a child’s education.

Tags: NCFL, Family, Literacy

We Give Books

http://www.wegivebooks.org

We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.
We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers.
We Give Books also helps some of the world's best, most inspiring, literacy organizations by spreading the word about their great work and by providing books to the young people these organizations support.

Tags: We Give Books, Literacy, Donate, Pearson Foundation, Penguin Group, Books, Campaign, Read

Plain Ink

http://www.plainink.org

Plain Ink is a social enterprise harnessing the power of books, media and storytelling to support communities around the world to gain the practical skills, tools and insights needed to build a sustainable future.
We do this by producing and distributing culturally appropriate and stimulating literacy and learning materials, while also meaningfully engaging individuals, communities, local organisations and governments to actively contribute to shaping a better future. We use the money that we raise through our publishing activities in Italy to spark new educational activities in India and Afghanistan.

Tags: Plain Ink, Books, Comics, Literacy, Education, Publish, Authors, Illustrators

InfiniScroll

http://www.curioushat.com/infiniscroll

InfiniScroll is the open-ended storytelling tool for curious minds. The app breaks the rules of linear storytelling by creating a never ending magical visual exploration of the wonderful drawings by Francesco Chiacchio. 

Tags: InfiniScroll, App, Book, Picture Book, Read, Literacy, Children, Kids, Story, Stories, Imagination

AARP Experience Corps

http://www.aarp.org/experience-corps

AARP Experience Corps, an award-winning national program, engages people 50-plus in meeting their community's greatest challenges. Two thousand AARP Experience Corps volunteer members tutor and mentor in 19 cities across the country, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention

Tags: AARP Experience Corps, Volunteer, Seniors, Giving

Little Free Library

http://littlefreelibrary.org

In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

Tags: Little Free Library, Books, Share, Borrow

Call Me Ishmael

http://callmeishmael.com

Call Me Ishmael is a novel way to celebrate books and life by leaving a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived. 

Tags: Call Me Ishmael, Literacy, Reading, Books, Stories, Storytelling