Key Performance Highlights

2020 - 2021

*2019-2020 results unavailable as the programs were halted due to COVID-19.


We consider Literacy Now to be an integral part of our intervention program. Their role on our campus is allowing us to provide intervention at the very beginning of our students' literacy journey. Without them, we would not be able to achieve our current gains in early literacy.

Lisa Hernandez

Principal at Mark White Elementary School

Book Distribution

10,960

books were distributed through all programs

Reading Intervention

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368

students served

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153

parents attended Parent Workshops

99% said they would attend future workshops and 100% said they would use the provided resources at home

50%

could not read at the
beginning of the program

(basic sight words)

94%

could read at the
end of the program

(a 48% increase)

13%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment
at the beginning of program

74%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment
at end of program

Reading Intervention

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608

students served

% of students who improved foundational skills

50%

Kindergarten

74%

1st Grade

92%

2nd Grade

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153

parents attended Parent Workshops

99% said they would attend future workshops and 100% said they would use the provided resources at home

Lunch Bunch

100

students were served

90%

of students reported having higher self-esteem at end of program

91%

of students reported having positive relationships at end of program

The Reading Express

32

children and parents were served at five sites
*COVID-19 restrictions impact

Parent Engagement

603

parents/caregivers served through Parent Engagement Workshops and literacy kit distributions

Volunteers

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1,800

total volunteer hours for an
estimated economic value of $51,880

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514

total volunteers

Houston Reads Day

411

volunteers read to

8,900

students on

24

campuses for a total of

103

hours read.

2018 - 2019 Total Direct Program Hours*
0

*2019-2020 results unavailable as the programs were halted due to COVID-19.


We consider Literacy Now to be an integral part of our intervention program. Their role on our campus is allowing us to provide intervention at the very beginning of our students' literacy journey. Without them, we would not be able to achieve our current gains in early literacy.

Lisa Hernandez

Principal at Mark White Elementary School

Reading Intervention

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368

students served

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153

parents attended Parent Workshops

99% said they would attend future workshops and 100% said they would use the provided resources at home

50%

could not read at the
beginning of the program

(basic sight words)

94%

could read at the
end of the program

(a 48% increase)

13%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment
at the beginning of program

74%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment
at end of program

Reading Intervention

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368

students served
50%

could not read at the beginning of the program

(basic sight words)
94%

could read at the end of the program

(a 48% increase)
13%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment at the beginning of program

74%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment at end of program

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153

parents attended Parent Workshops

99% said they would attend future workshops and 100% said they would use the provided resources at home

Lunch Bunch

94

students were served

91%

of students reported having higher self-esteem at end of program

93%

of students reported having positive relationships at end of program

The Reading Express

247

children and parents were served at five sites

Family Literacy Nights

582

children and adults served at five sites

Book Distribution

8,049

books were distributed through all programs

Volunteers

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1,453

total volunteer hours for an
estimated economic value of $36,470

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242

total volunteers

2017 - 2018 Total Direct Program Hours
0

Literacy Now is Houston's best kept secret! They provide excellent reading interventionists who are extremely committed to our students and provide support for our struggling readers. What has always struck me about this organization is their overall commitment to their schools. They are in it for the long haul and find many ways to support their long-standing relationships with the schools. HISD is lucky to have this organization as a partner.

Michele Dahlquist

Principal at Walnut Bend Elementary

Reading Intervention

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368

students served

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142

parents attended Parent Workshops

100% said they would attend future workshops and 92% said they would use the provided resources at home

45%

could not read at the
beginning of the program

93%

could read at the
end of the program

(a 48% increase)

15%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment
at the beginning of program

81%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment
at end of program

Reading Intervention

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373

students served
45%

could not read at the beginning of the program

(basic sight words)
93%

could read at the end of the program

(a 48% increase)
15%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment at the beginning of program

81%

scored at least 90% on Foundational Skills Assessment at end of program

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142

parents attended Parent Workshops

100% said they would attend future workshops and 92% said they would use the provided resources at home

Lunch Bunch

90

students were served

90%

of students reported having higher self-esteem at end of program

91%

of students reported having positive relationships at end of program

Family Literacy Nights

326

children and adults served at four sites

Book Distribution

6,656

books were distributed through all programs

Volunteers

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1,173

total volunteer hours for an
estimated economic value of $29,447.32

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218

total volunteers