A strategic initiative of WCF, Impact Literacy elevates the conversation about academic readiness leading to workforce development and economic growth for the community.
Research to determine the initiative's goals included:
- Literacy Audit
- Literacy Symposium
- Support for the Kansas Children's Literacy Festival, hosted by Storytime Village
Watermark Books & Café
Coordination with the Wichita Police Department to connect with families through book distribution projects, organized discussions, and by reading aloud to citizens.
The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com
Dedication of a portion of a reporter's time to researching issues related to literacy in our community through stories and in-depth projects. Solutions Journalism Network will assist the newsroom as it develops plans for the news content associated with the initiative.
Wichita Public Library
Expansion of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program from 1,000 to 7,500 students, with targeted outreach to populations otherwise not served through the organization's traditional avenues.
Authors In Schools
Partnership with Watermark Books and Café to establish an endowed fund to support author visits in Title I schools, complete with books for all students.Read the full news release for Impact Literacy here.
Open applications for Impact Literacy funding are not being accepted at this time.