Principal Jose Valerio and Reading Specialist Yanaiza Gallant increase reading proficiency in their students and prove that "all kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them" 

Along with the executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras announced two free programs available to the city's children and teenagers this summer.

Annenberg Institute for School Reform Speaks Out

Grassroots Communities Plant the Seeds of Hope for Public Education

"Many current education reforms, with little input from the community, result in the dismantling of public education systems and programs. But grassroots organizers and activists are asserting their own alternative vision for improving their schools." - Keith Catone 

Ed Week blogs about the work of the Children and Youth Cabinet's Attendance Work Group and their efforts to involve community and parents in addressing the issue of chronic absenteeism.

CYC Director, Rebecca Boxx, provides commentary on the real life application of Collective Impact in Providence, Rhode Island.

Providence is the grand prize winner of $5 million in the Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge for 'Providence Talks', our innovative idea to boost children's early literacy and close the early word gap for children birth to 2. Through a public/private/parent partnership, we will use a cutting edge technology to measure the number of words children hear and partner with home visitors to equip parents with the coaching and tools to improve their children's auditory environment. The CYC and the Grade Level Reading Workgroup supported this application and will continue to support the implementation moving forward.

Brown University, the home of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the anchor institution for Providence's Children and Youth cabinet is happy to support the Evidence2Success initiative here in Providence, RI.

Mayor Angel Taveras speaks about the successes in Providence over the past year and highlights his focus on Grade Level Reading and the efforts of the Children and Youth cabinet.

Evidence2Success, an initiative of the Children and Youth Cabinet in partnership with the Mayor's Office, the School District, several state agencies and the Annie E. Casey Foundation announced the two neighborhoods where the initiative will be piloted.

John Kelly has been named the Community Chairman of the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC), the cross-sector collaborative organization focused on improving outcomes for Providence's young people.