PHILADELPHIA READS is a children's literacy nonprofit that serves students in Philadelphia's low-income neighborhoods.
Our mission is to strengthen the literacy skills of Philadelphia's youngest students. We provide and resources for in-school and out of school programs. Our programs help ensure that students achieve reading proficiency by third grade. Our core programs inspire students to develop a life-long love of reading and build the literacy skills they need to succeed in our 21st Century economy.
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Dr. Adrienne Jacoby
With over 30 years in education, she has led Philadelphia Reads for five years. She has a B.S. from Temple University in Elementary Education, a M.S. from Beaver College in Elementary Education and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA READS was one of only 18 recipients of the 2007 Coming Up Taller award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. This award is given annually to exemplary arts and humanities programs for children outside the regular school day. This award is given in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was awarded at the White House by the First Lady.
PHILADELPHIA READS was the recipient of the Please Touch Museum’s 2006 Great Friend to Kids Education Award.
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 903
Philadelphia, PA 19106
At the President’s Summit for America’s Promise in 1997, educators, legislators and other community leaders came together to discuss ways to help build the character and competence of America’s youth.
This summit provided the impetus for the Mayor of Philadelphia to begin PHILADELPHIA READS.
Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies support
our Summer Reads program with a super readers party at the game.
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, Dr. Burnley and Congressman Brady joined the 76ers mascot Hip Hop to read to students at Taggert school with us on Dr. Seuss's Birthday/Read Across America day.