Advancing American Literacy

October 30, 2018

We’re thrilled to share the news that our founder, Pleasant Rowland, is donating $9,000,000 to The Reading League, a Syracuse-based nonprofit that trains educators on evidence-based literacy instruction.

This grant continues Pleasant’s commitment to educating children—she began her career as a primary-grade teacher, later creating a reading program still widely used in schools throughout the country. As Pleasant notes, “Reading is at the heart of all achievement. Without it, the American dream is out of reach. With it, anything is possible.”

Read the full announcement from The Reading League here.