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New Reading Program at Cloverleaf Apartments - Community Reinvestment Foundation

New Reading Program at Cloverleaf Apartments

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, 32 million adults in the U.S. can’t read; 14 percent of adult Americans demonstrated a “below basic” literacy level in 2003, and 29 percent exhibited a “basic” reading level.

Students who don’t read proficiently by the 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.

Nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime.

Armed with this information, Cloverleaf Apartments decided to do something about it. They have partnered with Indy Reads to start an adult reading program, as well as joining up with Rhodes Elementary and Bookmobile to have reading materials donated to the Cloverleaf Library.

This information gives us a charge and obligation to create an opportunity to better serve our community. Aligning us with the mission and purpose of CRF, we will be starting The Reading Rainbow program in November 2018. -Pamela Westbrook, Leasing Agent at Cloverleaf

This program will be an after school program where volunteer teachers from Rhodes Elementary come and tutor elementary students from 3pm to 4pm every Monday. They are looking for more volunteers from the middle and high school to come and tutor students, so if you know of anyone please contact Pamela Westbrook for more information.

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