Our Work in the US
Supporting children through reading during the learning crisis and beyond.
Together with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, we're making affordable housing more accessible for families in under-resourced areas by introducing a new way for future homeowners to put sweat equity into their homes — reading on BookSmart.
It works this way: the more a family reads with their child on BookSmart, the more credits they get toward the ‘sweat equity hours’ they need for home ownership.
be their best selves, to create a unique SEL-focused book collection. Books in the My Special Word collection explore positive words, values, and behavior
Research shows that social-emotional learning (SEL) makes a long-term difference in a child’s life and that SEL and reading positively affect each other. Children exposed to SEL education stay longer in school, know how to recognize and manage their emotions, and communicate better with their peers.
We partnered with My Special Word, an organization that harnesses the power of positive words to encourage children to be their best selves, to create a unique SEL-focused book collection. Books in the My Special Word collection explore positive words, values, and behaviors, and encourage children to reflect on the power of words and communication.
Worldreader provides the tools, training, and resources families and caregivers need to get children reading early and often.
Give children access to thousands of books, reading materials, and engaging activities that will help them reach their potential.
Support programs focused on reading comprehension, emotional intelligence, and digital literacy skills.
Provide training and continuous support for educators, caregivers, and reading champions so they can read to and with children.
BookSmart’s broad range of reading materials enables children to build all the skills that are foundational for improved reading comprehension and better learning outcomes. Our vast collections of books in English and Spanish are a great way for bilingual children to fall in love with reading.
By delivering reading to children via mobile phones, tablets, Chromebooks and laptops we’re reaching them on the devices they already own – anytime, anywhere.
Working in vulnerable communities requires expertise and long-standing local leadership. We’re proud to be partnering with organizations that have years of experience in delivering reading programs and educational support to the children who need it most.
Advisory Council members help shape programmatic strategy and advise on emerging trends in their areas of expertise.
Author and MacArthur Fellow, The House on Mango Street
President and CEO of Amazon.com
Inventor/Founder and President, Johnson R&D
President, New York Public Library
CEO, GEANCO Foundation
Mary Pope Osborne
Author, Magic Tree House series
Carrie Stern Rathod
Senior Brand Director, Procter & Gamble
Commentator, NBA on TNT, and former professional basketball player
Director of Mission Investments,
We are grateful to everyone who has supported Keep Children Reading. Special thanks to these individuals who were the earliest supporters of the US program. Through their generosity, Keep Children Reading will contribute to education equity efforts across the country and strengthen children’s learning for years to come.
To inquire about joining the Founders Circle, contact us at email@example.com.
Mike Sundermeyer and Carrie Anderson
Charles and Lorie Brighton
Alan and Vic Caplan
Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner
Bill and Lynn Carr
Andrew and Elana Jassy
Neen and Kirk Koenigsbauer
Lauri and Greg Nakamoto
Alison and David Rich
Brian and Ann Roberts
David and Nancy Thacher
Brad and Alys Smith/Valhalla Foundation
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