It means all the difference between happiness and sadness, between failure and success, between frustration and fulfillment – that is what literacy means and that’s why CLI plays such an important role in the lives of our young people.
Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a non-profit that works with teachers to transform instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers, and thinkers.
Our goal is to close the gap in literacy achievement between disadvantaged children and their more affluent peers. We know that early reading = lifelong success. We also know that there is no stronger lever for improving student outcomes than giving teachers high-impact instructional strategies.
We invest in schools by providing training and coaching to teachers and administrators and quality children’s books to classrooms. We work school by school—pre-kindergarten through third grade—to strengthen instruction and create a culture of literacy. We develop a Model Classroom in each grade level, supporting consecutive years of high-impact literacy instruction for students.
Over the past 10 years, teachers coached by CLI have taught more than one million children.