A Community Coalition Promotes Family Literacy with Story Celebrations

December 2009
Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin;Winter2010, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p18
Academic Journal
A coalition is typically formed between individuals or groups to bring unique strengths together in a cooperative manner to address a common cause. In our community, an alliance was formed to raise public consciousness about the impact of family reading on children's literacy development. As a coalition, we planned, organized and funded literacy-related events or story celebrations in multiple locations throughout the community. In this article, I describe and provide rationale for creating a coalition that advocates for family literacy.


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