BookSpring recibió recientemente una subvención de la Fundación MAXIMUS. Esta fundación otorga subvenciones a organizaciones comunitarias locales con programas y proyectos en las áreas de desarrollo infantil y juvenil, salud y desarrollo comunitario.
?It?s an honor to provide BookSpring with a MAXIMUS Foundation grant that will enable such a deserving organization to continue its spectacular work improving health, child and community development, and helping underserved populations in the local community,? said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman.
This grant will be applied toward our ReadWell program, supporting pediatric literacy programs in 30 low-income healthcare sites across Central Texas. These programs are a critical part of our 20 by 2020 goal, as they deliver up to 14 books to deserving families from birth through age 5.
Community efforts such as this will help our organization create a sustainable system to provide 20 books for every targeted Central Texas household by 2020. Having just 20 books in the home during early childhood contributes to three more years of education over those who don?t.
Executive Director Emily Cicchini said, ?This year, our annual campaign goal is $30,000. This is because we have a big plan to bridge the big gap in early literacy. We want to expand our services to reach all low-income children in Central Texas to help them build their own personal home libraries.?
Nuestros programas continuos de alfabetización están diseñados para proporcionar a los niños de bajos ingresos al menos 20 libros para construir una biblioteca casera durante sus años de infancia y niñez.
Boyer added, ?BookSpring has earned this well-deserved grant by providing innovative solutions that empower families and individuals ? values that we hold dear at the MAXIMUS Foundation.?