The Literacy Lab Receives $10 Million from McKenzie Scott to Support Equitable Access to Literacy Education

Washington, DC – The Literacy Lab is proud to announce that MacKenzie Scott has made a one-time, $10 million gift to the organization.  It is the single-largest gift in the history of the organization. Rooted in the belief that literacy is a human right, The Literacy Lab provides high-dosage, daily literacy instruction to thousands of … Read more

Equitable Recovery Grant to Support Pre-k Literacy Program Expansion in Milwaukee, WI

Leading Men Fellowship-Milwaukee to expand its reach by recruiting more local young men of color as tutors and increasing its staff capacity to better support Fellows while serving more students.  (Milwaukee, February 8, 2022) — The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship secured $1,000,000 through Wisconsin’s Equitable Recovery Grant. The funding will be used to address … Read more

Carlton Robert Collins To Lead The Leading Men Fellowship Expansion to Greater Cincinnati

(CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2022) — After securing $4.6 million in funding for its expansion to the Greater Cincinnati region, The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship hired Carlton Robert Collins to lead the program’s efforts in addressing educational inequities amongst Cincinnati’s youngest children. In coordination with a Program Associate and Early Literacy Coaching Specialists, and in … Read more

Julius Cave Named Program Manager for Leading Men Fellowship Atlanta

(ATLANTA, February 1, 2022) — The Literacy Lab announced today Julius Cave as the program manager for its Leading Men Fellowship in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. He will help spearhead combating educational inequity among Atlanta’s youngest students by training and placing more young men of color as paid literacy tutors in local pre-K classrooms. In coordination … Read more

Local, National Organizations Partner To Launch $4.6 Million Pre-K Literacy Program in Cincinnati

With this new funding, The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship will recruit 100+ young men of color to help in local classrooms. (CINCINNATI, January 20, 2022) — An innovative public-private partnership has secured $4.6 million in funding to help combat educational inequality among Cincinnati’s youngest students by training and placing more than 100 young men … Read more

Easy and Engaging Activities For Families To Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday dedicated to celebrating the life and impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and strengthening our communities through service and volunteering. This holiday is also a day to acknowledge, educate, and reflect on America’s history of racial injustice, and the ongoing fight for justice and equality … Read more

Why This Springfield, Massachusetts School Principal Continues to Invite the Literacy Lab Back

Principal Mark McCann was one of the first school leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts to invite The Literacy Lab into his school at Lincoln Elementary back in 2018. He recognized that some students were starting behind their peers or had gaps in their learning. Often these were students of color and students from low-income households. To … Read more

Kansas City Tutor Sewed Masks for Fellow Service Members As They Returned to the Classrooms

At the Literacy Lab, our Tutors and Fellows go above and beyond for the students we serve and for their fellow service members. Our educators continue to demonstrate inspiring resilience as they help students achieve literary excellence, despite the difficulties many of them have faced in their personal lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When … Read more