Newport, Rhode Island was named one of the 27 finalist cities for the 2017 All-America City Awards program sponsored by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR).  The award recognizes communities that have made measurable progress for low-income children on the key drivers of early reading success — school readiness, school attendance, summer learning and grade-level reading.

Recognizing these communities as All-America Cities is our way of applauding the civic leaders, nonprofit organizations and agencies, and corporations that have joined forces to build brighter futures for the children in their communities,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  “We are proud of these communities for answering the call and going above and beyond to ensure more hopeful futures for our nation’s most vulnerable children.”

Congratulations to Newport, and to GCRI Member van Beuren Charitable Foundation, which is one of the funders of the Newport Campaign efforts!