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LG-07-13-0298-13

Brooklyn Public Library
Fiscal Year: 
2013
Award: 
$221,308.00
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Demonstration
Issue Areas: 

Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority and the Center for Educational Pathways, will implement “Read! Write! Create!,” a literacy program focused on comic book creation, which targets families with children between the ages five and nine who reside in three public housing developments and the surrounding low-income neighborhoods. The program, which supports the goals of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and addresses literacy skills in New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards, will reach 600 children and their caregivers over two years through a series of drop-in workshops. Dissemination to the profession will extend the project’s benefits to additional communities.