Rise To Read is a growing organization of dedicated volunteers making a difference in their community by giving the children of Bridgeport Connecticut the tools to
successfully accomplish their dreams, beginning with reading literacy.
The volunteers include Connecticut certified teachers, community leaders, parents, guardians, and young adults working together to improve the future of the
children of Bridgeport. A small, dedicated leadership team provides support, guidance and oversight of the Rise To Read literacy program.
Rise To Read has over 20 literacy centers through which the program operates thanks to supportive, participating local churches*.
To establish and open Rise to Read Literacy Centers within 100 local churches throughout the city of Bridgeport.
To train and equip 500 Reading Literacy volunteers for the Bridgeport Rise to Read Literacy Centers.
To serve the children, families and communities of Bridgeport by promoting reading literacy through the Rise to Read Literacy Program.
To build relationships and partner with the local community to end childhood illiteracy by working with parents/caregivers, schools, teachers and churches.
To see every child in the city of Bridgeport reading at or above grade level, especially by the end of third grade.
To end early childhood illiteracy in Bridgeport.
To close down the "school-to-prison pipeline".
To stem generational cycles of poverty and adversity
To help cultivate a hope-filled, life-affirming culture for generations to come.
To give the children and families of Bridgeport renewed hope to pursue dreams and create a more promising future.