The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership has unveiled a new name for the organization — Read Fort Worth.
In addition to its new name, according to a news release, the organization is also revealing a new “graphic identity that reflects the city’s independent, Western spirit and its commitment to seeing that 100 percent of Fort Worth ISD children are reading on grade level by third grade.”
“Fort Worth is known as a destination city for business and culture and as a place where people love to live and work,” said Kristin N. Sullivan, Read Fort Worth executive director, in a news release. “Our leadership chose a graphic identity that conveys the loyalty, bravery and determination it will take to ensure that all Fort Worth children have the early literacy skills they need to succeed and to make our city even stronger.”
Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, and leaders from the business and philanthropic communities launched the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership — now Read Fort Worth — in September 2016. Matthew Rose, executive chairman of Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway, serves as chairman of Read Fort Worth’s 12-member executive council.
Read Fort Worth is a privately-funded, locally controlled organization that aims to provide actionable data to help further kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading achievement; to bring organizations together under a common goal; to engage in strategic improvement; and to share best practices and drive results in the Fort Worth community.
Read Fort Worth is in the process of finalizing a strategic plan to improve early childhood literacy through focusing on school readiness, child health and well-being, expanded learning opportunities and reading resources.