Who We Are
The mission of Chicago Family Directions is to provide literacy tutoring to Chicago-land Public School K-2 students in temporary living situations as well as students whose families live near the poverty line. We partner with schools, government, communities and businesses by appealing to their social responsibility initiatives to support our mission through volunteerism and financial support.
Chicago Family Directions' Pledge
In addition to tutoring literacy to children, Chicago Family Directions mentors the children by pledging the following points with them:
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Reading is Critical to Success
Studies have shown that by the end of third grade, students should be ready to read for learning, and not learning how to read. A study released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that the level of reading skills children develop by the end of third grade may indicate their likelihood of graduating high school. Students who don't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to proficient readers. Add poverty to the mix and those children are 16 times more likely not to graduate. Chicago Family Directions is dedicated to improving the reading skills of homeless and impoverished students in the Chicagoland area. Early childhood reading with the CFD-iRead digital foundational reading program created by Scholastic Corporation is designed to close the achievement gap before it begins and place K-2 students on a predictable path to college and career readiness.
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