In Stanislaus County, over 70% of 3rd grade students are not reading at grade-level, which means they are at a higher risk for dropping out of high school, teenage pregnancy and incarceration.

Stanislaus Community Foundation, in partnership with Stanislaus County Office of Education, the Children and Families Commission, Stanislaus County Libraries and several school districts, are joining forces to participate in the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The larger campaign is a network of communities that are working within their respective regions to turn the tide so that every student has a chance of success.

To learn more about our local efforts to improve grade-level reading and how to join our broad base of community stakeholders, please visit our initiative website: