LOVE OF READING PROJECT

Organization name: Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

5-11 Years
12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: The Love of Reading Project is a partnership between IPS, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and the Herbert Simon Family Foundation with a mission to increase grade-level reading attainment in elementary school children by cultivating a love of reading through an integrated framework co-created with families, schools and communities. The project was designed to honor the legacy of Herbert Simon who said books saved his life.
Success Metrics: N/A

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

1,070

Black or African Americans Annually Served

42%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

49%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: Three IPS schools piloted the Love of Reading
Program: Meredith Nicholson 96, Francis Parker 56, Jonathan Jennings 109

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $1,000,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $3,000,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
Website: https://myips.org/
Respondents Name: Jennifer O’Shea
Email: osheaj@myips.org

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