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Grants

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Literacy Grant Winners!

$250

Winners

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picture of an open book

Dawn Alexander


Three Sisters Literacy Association

Nancy Anderson


Umpqua Literacy Council

Sarah Chewerda


Portland Reading Council

Books to Support Diversity and Inclusion

Amy Mitchell


Portland Reading Council

Anne Warrington


Member-at-Large


Kammy Breyer

(middle) with Merideth Blum & Kelly Sexton
Portland Reading Council

Jennifer Schulze


Vineyard Valley Literacy Council

Grace Groom


Portland Reading Council

Aaron Haack


Lane County Literacy Council

Renae Summers


Lane County Literacy Council

$500

Winners

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Past Literacy Grant Winners

Literacy Based Social & Emotional Learning

Venisha Bahr

Portland Literacy Council

Two students partner reading

Kinsey Martin

Three Sisters Literacy Association

Cultural Competence - Bilingualism & Biliteracy

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to support our Dual Immersion Program’s Cultural Competence Articulation Plan. With the generous funds from the ORA and our elementary school’s PTO, we were able to purchase 50 high-quality children’s literature titles and make those permanently available for our dual language teachers. Classroom teachers are integrating these books into literacy instruction, which allows our bilingual students the opportunity to think critically about the role of culture, diversity, and equity in their lives. Teachers are also using these titles as mentor texts to engage students in collaborative conversations, enhancing their oral language development, comprehension, and cultural awareness. Some of our teachers have even invited parents into the classroom, to read the texts with the students and to share their own experiences as culturally- and linguistically-diverse community members and families. This has provided our program an opportunity to partner with families in an authentic and meaningful way that is directly related to student learning. We truly appreciate the support from the Oregon Reading Association in making this happen, and we look forward to continued work in taking advantage of our new resources! — Kinsey Martin

Over 10 Years of Supporting our Members

Short Version Literacy Grant Winners-2005 to 2017