project leader
Rhonda C
location
8555 Hough Avenue
(Hough)
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the project

We are literacy advocates!

Hough Reads' mission is to decrease the adult illiteracy rate in our community by 3 percent over the next 5 years, unite the community around improving literacy and ignite an overall love for reading. Your donation will support this work by helping us build out a robust literacy campaign via digital media and curriculum development as well as providing support staff on the ground for families in Hough.

A Little Free Library Neighborhood initiative, we launched Hough Reads in April 2018 with the committment to host at least one literacy-based event per month for one year. We took on the project with the understanding there were no funds to support the staff. Wanting to do our part to address this issue, we rolled up our sleeves and went to work. With the generous support of civic and community leaders in addition to investment of our own dollars, we've averaged two events per month with our 7 week-long Family Literacy Night at Hough Branch Library being the most successful. We've also secured a grant from Neighborhood Connections to launch an outdoor media campaign to highlight Hough area families and children who excel in reading.  

But, we've just scratch the surface and need your support to continue. Will you help us improve literacy and ignite a love of reading in Hough? Will you help us decrease the illiteracy rate in Hough? Will you make a contribution to "Change the Game?" 

 

 

the steps

The funds raised in this campaign will cover the cost of developing a Hough Reads website. The website will include a resource guide, tips for raising readers and improving reading skill, recommended reading by age, events listing, blog, sustaining gifts campaign and more. We will launch the during the unveiling of our outdoor media campaign.  

Purchase domain (Feb. 1, 2019)

Develop ceative strategy for website that will include sustaining gifts campaign (Feb. 1 to Feb. 10, 2019)

Develop site (Feb. 10 to 20, 2019)

Test and revise site (Feb. 20 to 29, 2019)

Launch site during unveiling of outdoor media campaign (April 27, 2017)

why we're doing it

Illiteracy is the root of so many other programs such as joblessness, crime, incarceration, poor health outcomes... you name it!

Hough Reads addresses the root in an informal, non-threatening way.

Why us?

We not only care, we know first-hand how reading can change lives. Our program coordinator, Rhonda Crowder is a product of Hough and it was reading books by African American authors that moved her from being an unruly teen to becoming a journalist, author and entreprenuer. Wayne Dailey is an art director who assisted with the L.A. Times' implementation of their Reading by 9 program some twenty years ago. As a single father, he tested the techniques he learned on his daughter. She became an advance reader and eventually earned a full scholarship to Columbia College in Chicago.

Rhonda and Wayne is excited about the opportunity to take what they've learned in their creative, professional careers and apply it to uniting the Hough community around improving literacy. It's a huge undertaking but they are up for the challenge. 

budget

This budget is to help build the capacity to continue the implemenation process of a robust literacy campaign in Cleveland's Hough community. A program coordinator and a program assistant is neccesary to ensure the sustainabilty and success of this project. Both put in 18 hours of work per week on Hough Reads tasks which includes everything from research information, developing concepts, meeting stakerholders and potential supports, and implementating monthly events to unite the community around improving literacy.

The cost of a program coordinator is $41.60/hour.

The cost of the program associate is $32/hour

This budget will fund the cost of both salaries one month. 

SUBTOTAL $5,299

ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $159

Total to Raise on ioby= $5,493

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donors

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Kenneth C.
  • Zoe B.
  • Anonymous
  • Portia J. Zaire
  • Lee Lazar
  • Anonymous
  • Linda M Peavy
  • Dan Dreiling
  • Kristina Austin
  • Celeste
  • Anonymous
  • Calvin Hill
  • Tracee Turner