Everychild 2001 Grant: The Wonder of Reading

The Wonder of Reading (WoR) was a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that operated from 1994-2012 to inspire in children a lifelong love of reading. The Everychild Foundation grant renovated fifteen public elementary school libraries throughout Los Angeles County, as part of their program, the ‘three R’s: renovate, restock, and read.’ The vibrant new libraries include expanded spaces (story steps) for group reading and workstations for tutoring.

Our grant also provided funds to restock each school’s library book collection and train volunteers to read one-on-one with students. Additionally, Everychild funded a ‘how-to’ manual, enabling The Wonder of Reading to share its process and results with charitable entities interested in replicating the program in other cities.