2014-2015 Project Grant Recipients
Each year NCRA awards money and recognition to local councils across the state that have implemented a literacy project in the local community. Each council that qualifies develops a project that is unique to the needs of a particular NC community. The following 10 local reading councils received Project Grants in 2014-2015.
Duplin County Reading Council: Purchased and distributed books of various genres and reading levels for council members’ classrooms and for individual students.
Greater Greensboro Reading Council: Worked with the Pathways Center, a Greensboro area housing program and provided books, book bags, and school supplies for children living at the center and contributed books for the center’s library.
Greater Cabarrus Reading Association: Organized the Seuss at the Mall project. Children received bags with books and literacy games.
Moore County Reading Association: Contributed quality books to “Little Free Libraries” and worked with several community agencies to provide books and school supplies.
Raleigh-Wake Reading Council: Supported the Read and Feed organization that provides tutoring and volunteer training, and distributes food and books to striving Wake County student
Robeson County Reading Council: Encouraged the love of reading by having volunteers dressed as book characters read to children and provide them with take-home books.
Rockingham County Reading Association: Organized a community reading festival that provided children with books and make-and-take literacy projects.
Tar River Reading Council: Collaborated with the Pediatric Speciality Clinic in Pitt County, which serves 29 surrounding counties, providing a well-stocked book shelf of books in English and Spanish and that represent varying reading levels.
Triangle Reading Council: Collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to provide book baskets for children moving to Habitat homes.
Twin Rivers Reading Council: Provided bags of books and school supplies for a local homeless shelter and raised money to provide books for summer reading programs at the shelter.
At the Delegates Assembly held on Sunday, March 15 at the North Carolina Reading Association’s annual conference. President Elect Jane Kline awarded certificates to the councils that have received Project Grants.