NEWS/EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don’t Miss the
Right2ReadPhilly
Launch Event
Friday , July 12
Love Park, 12-1 pm
EVENT PARTNERS
Come CeleBrate The REading Revolution!
Right2ReadPhilly
Community Launch Event
Friday , July 12 - Love Park, 12 - 1 pm
Families, Reading Captains, Community Partners—all who care about growing strong readers—come join us as we celebrate our launch. Team Rocky will be there to showcase Simple Signs demonstrations and the Freedom Schools Alphabet Song double-dutch contest with Philly Girls Jump.
Families, Reading Captains, Community Partners—all who cares about growing strong readers—come join us as we celebrate our launch. Team Rocky will be there to showcase Simple Signs demonstrations and the Freedom Schools Alphabet Song double-dutch contest with Philly Girls Jump.
We hope to see you at family early-literacy events that are open to the public.

Friday, June 21

Reading Captains Event

Malcolm X Park, 52nd & Pine St.
12 - 2 pm

Kidchella Music Festival

3500 Reservoir Dr.
4 - 7 pm

Saturday, June 22

Reading Captains Event

Eastwick Community Day, South 80th St. & Mars Place
12 - 4 pm

Saturday, June 29

Let's Play West Philly

Shepard Rec Center
9 am - 4 pm

Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership Mabel Morris Graduation

4601 Market St.
10 am - 2 pm

Philly Indie Book Festival

1301 Belmont Ave.
11 am - 4 pm

Reading Captains Event

Eastwick Community Day Center
12 - 4 pm

Monday, July 1

right2read training for fab youth philly
(Private)

ISC Office, 3026 E. St.
2 - 2:45 pm

Friday, July 5

Mt. Airy Little Itty Bitty Jazz Jawn

6380 Germantown Ave.
6 - 8 pm

Wednesday, July 10

ACHIEVEability's Fun fest

5901 Market St.
12:30 - 3:30 pm

Reading Revolution

Simons Rec Center
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Thursday, July 11

Reading Revolution

Pleasant Playground Rec Center
1 - 2:30 pm

Friday, July 12

A love jawn

Love Park
12 - 5 pm

Saturday, July 13

Philadelphia Book Tasting

5501 Cedar Ave.
11 am - 1 pm

Second Saturdays at Cliveden

6403 Germantown Ave.
10:30 am - 4 pm

Monday, July 15

Reading Revolution

Dorothy Emanuel Center
10 - 11:30 am

Belfield Rec Center
1 - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, July 16

Reading Revolution

Finley Rec Center
10 - 11 am

Mallory Rec Center
1 - 2 pm

Wednesday, July 17

Reading Revolution

Lonnie Young Rec Center
1 - 2 pm

Thursday, July 18

PHMC DAY

4601 Market St.
11 am - 3 pm

Reading Revolution

Wister Rec Center
1 - 2 pm

Friday, July 19

READING IS 
MY SUPERPOWER

Lillian Marrero Library
12 - 3 pm

Sunday, July 21

TIPS & Nakobe Dean’s Back to School Resource Fair

3890 N. 10th St.
10 am - 2 pm

Thursday, July 25

Juaniata Community Event

141 E. Hunting Park Ave.
3 - 7 pm

Friday, July 26

A love jawn

Love Park
12 - 5 pm

Saturday, July 27

Frankford Day / Night Market

4800 Ditman St.
3 - 8 pm

Wednesday, July 31

Back to School Bus Tour

1500 Pattison Ave.
10 am - 2 pm

Friday, August 2

Back to School Bus Tour

1700 W. Olney Ave.
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10 am - 2 pm

Tuesday, August 6

Back to School Bus Tour

10175 Bustleton Ave.
10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday,
August 14

Mt. Airy Supper Session

7100 & 7200 Blocks of Germantown Ave.
5 - 9 pm

Saturday, August 17

Back to School Bus Tour

Corner of Cottman & Bustleton Aves.
10 am - 2 pm

News

July 24, 2024

Catch Right2ReadPhilly in The Philadelphia Inquirer!

“A product that evolved from [Black] pedagogy is the ‘Freedom Schools Alphabet Song’ that our organizations are bringing back through the Right2ReadPhilly campaign. The song goes beyond the alphabet song we all know by helping children match letters with the sounds they make.”

June 30, 2024

Simple Signs on the air

Listen in as WDAS' Loraine Ballard Morrill interviews Dr. Heseung Song, Sara Novic and interpreter Sarah Reed. The interview begins at the 12:18 mark.

June 28, 2024

New Campaign Makes Early Literacy a Family Affair

Southwest CDC Globe Times reports the launch of Right2ReadPhilly to its more than 25,000 readers. "Right2ReadPhilly, seeks to address the city’s early literacy crisis using a novel approach: by making it easier for busy, loving families to grow strong readers..."

June 28, 2024

Philadelphia School District offers new summer camps

The free programs, open to all students in grades 1 - 8, offer math and English classes and enrichment activities.

June 10, 2024

Freedom Schools Alphabet Song on the air

Listen in as WDAS’ Loraine Ballard Morrill interviews Dr. Heseung Song, Elaine Wells and Sharif El-Mekki.

June 4, 2024

Charnaie Gordon advocates for Freedom Schools Alphabet Song

Podcaster, blogger and childhood literacy activist Charnaie Gordon posted her thoughts about the FREEDOM SCHOOLS ALPHABET SONG.

February 22, 2024

Philadelphia School District is right to push phonics in reading education

Under new Superintendent Tony B. Watlington Sr., the district has decided to embrace what is known as the science of reading. It's already showing results.

February 21, 2024

A battle over how to teach kids to read is playing out in Philly-area classrooms

As the gap between what science shows and how schools teach has gained increased attention, calls for change have intensified, with advocates for the “science of reading” pushing laws backing evidence-based reading instruction.

February 9, 2024

Philly schools tops in big-city U.S. districts in academic recovery

According to the Education Recovery Scorecard, a research project out of Harvard and Stanford Universities, Philadelphia is recovering from the pandemic faster than other large city school systems — as well as other districts in Pennsylvania. In reading, the district bested its pre-pandemic levels and showed more growth than similar districts — only Chicago public schools grew faster.

January 25, 2024

Baby Sign Language: These Hands Were Made for Talking

Pediatricians approve of baby sign language, which has real staying power. Signing with babies is based on the simple observation that children can be taught to use their hands to "talk" long before their mouths catch up.

January 22, 2024

Study shows benefits of teaching babies, toddlers sign language

The American Academy of Pediatrics approves simple sign language with infants and toddlers...it can break down communication barriers and build positive interaction between baby and parent...Researchers have found it encourages speech.

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