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Dubuque Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Dubuque has received the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC Award) for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Dubuque was one of just 15 communities nationwide to receive the award from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the National Civic League, which created the […]

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Vision To Learn Expands to Serve 45 Schools in Eastern Iowa

Kids across Northeast Iowa will be seeing clearly after Vision To Learn announced the addition of 45 schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Last year, Vision To Learn and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) partnered to pilot the vision program in eight Title I schools in Dubuque and Jackson Counties. Nearly 180 students […]

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Every Child/Every Promise Launches Endowment Campaign

Every Child/Every Promise (ECEP), which works in strategic alliance with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, announced a campaign to build its endowment that will provide enduring support for its work to help all young people succeed in school, a career and our community. The campaign helps celebrate a decade of ECEP supporting collaboration in […]

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Community Collaboration Helps Prevent the Summer Slide for Dubuque Students

According to the National Summer Learning Association, summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. That’s why the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is facilitated by Every Child/Every Promise (ECEP), […]

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Community Partners in Dyersville and Jackson County Take Next Steps in Joining Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Stakeholders in Dyersville and Jackson County recently came together to learn more about the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and to discuss next steps to implement it in their respective communities. The groups both included community members representing the areas of education, nonprofits, business, childcare, government and more. The goal of the national Campaign for Grade-Level […]

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Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Seeks Summer Program Proposals

The Campaign is now accepting proposals from organizations to provide summer enrichment programs to complement the school district’s summer reading program. Without access to enriching summer activities, research shows that children can lose up to three months of reading comprehension skills over the summer. By the end of fifth grade, these students could be as […]

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IBM and Every Child/Every Promise Distribute KidSmart Computers to Local Childcare Centers

IBM has awarded 10 KidSmart Early Learning computers to Every Child/Every Promise (ECEP), an initiative that works in strategic alliance with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, for distribution to local nonprofit childcare centers serving Dubuque’s most at-risk children. The KidSmart computers provide interactive learning activities for pre-kindergarten curricula. Since 2010, IBM has donated a total […]

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Every Child/Every Promise Announces Summer Academy Results

This holiday season, several local children are enjoying the gift of reading thanks to an innovative program that took place last summer. In June, a group of dedicated organizations led by St. Mark Youth Enrichment and a committee of partners facilitated by the Community Foundation’s Every Child/Every Promise Initiative launched the Summer Academy, a pilot […]

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IBM and Every Child/Every Promise Distribute KidSmart Computers to Local Childcare Centers

IBM has awarded 11 KidSmart Early Learning computers to Every Child/Every Promise (ECEP), an initiative that works in strategic alliance with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The KidSmart computers provide interactive learning activities for pre-kindergarten curricula. The Community Foundation, ECEP and IBM have worked to distribute the computers to nonprofit childcare centers serving Dubuque’s […]

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Kids Ride the Free Way to Fun City!

This summer, from June 1st – September 2nd, The Jule will again be offering the Free Way to Fun City program. Through collaboration with ECIA, Every Child/Every Promise, OnMedia, and Dupaco Community Credit Union, youth up to 18 years of age can ride the bus for free. K-12 participants that show bus drivers their Free […]

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