Once Upon A Month Launches in Dallas Texas

Following a community kickoff at the Dallas Public Library on May 31, our Dallas, Texas FFCL program – Once Upon a Month – was launched in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Boone Family Foundation. The Dallas program fills a critical need in the Dallas area by providing families access to books and parent literacy resources, in both English and Spanish, in targeted          low-income areas. Once Upon a Month served 3,500 in its first year and plans for expansion are already underway.

Brownieland May #10in10 featuring the Early Reading Project

In honor of National Get Caught Reading Month, Brownieland Pictures’ Robyn Ellis Kranz volunteered as a Mystery Reader at Woodward Elementary to two awesome Kindergarten classes! Robyn read the book “Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born” by Jamie Lee Curtis, and each of the children got to take a book home.

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Ferst Foundation and First Lady Deal Celebrate Literacy with Retired Educators

March 29, 2017 | Fine Arts Center Barnesville, GA. - Lamar County preschoolers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the announcement of Lamar County Retired Educators Association and Margaret Fluellyn as the “Favorite Reader” winner of Ferst Readers/Georgia Retired Educators Association’s (GREA) “For the Love of Reading” Challenge video contest. Ms. Fluellyn recreated her winning performance as she entertained the audience with a spirited reading of Georgia author Eric Litwin’s Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes. Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, herself a former educator, was on hand to present the “Favorite Reader” award and speak about the importance of early childhood literacy.

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Competitive Common Good Funds Grant Award

Ferst Readers Beneficiary of the Competitive Common Good Funds Grant Award from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Madison, GA- October 27, 2015 -Ferst Readers is one of this year’s recipients of the Common Good Funds grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. The Common Good Funds program provides operating support for nonprofit organizations and is the Community Foundation’s most competitive grant. Eligible nonprofits must go through an extensive application process and out of the initial 110 eligible Letters of Intent submitted for this 2015 grant cycle, only 15 nonprofit organizations were selected to be Common Good Funds grant recipients.

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