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With 135 medical program sites at hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices across Georgia, we provide more than 116,000 children and their families in 61 counties with free books and resources that promote early childhood literacy.
Our evidence-based model is backed by a large and growing body of academic research. We utilize the existing medical infrastructure, to encourage supportive, educational conversations with parents on the importance of reading aloud and the impact on children’s brain development.
children served annually
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Reach Out and Read Georgia is made up of dedicated and generous supporters and volunteers. We hope you will join us in making reading a priority for the children of Georgia—whether by donating to the organization, volunteering or by starting a site at your own clinical practice, your contributions make a difference.
THE TWIN PANDEMICS
This is the discussion that goes, “better to come home alive and fight the righteous battle on another day, with your parents at your side, than to have a situation escalate and end with your death.”
This is a trying time for our communities, our nation, and the world. And yet, our mission and the work we do is just as critical, if not more so during challenging times. Thank you for all you are doing during this crisis.
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS
Reach Out and Read is supported by hundreds of trusted pediatricians, residents, and medical providers across Georgia who give their time, talents, and expertise to help prepare children living in low income communities for success in school and in life.
In addition to our medical community, we are extremely grateful to our corporate partners, grant families and individuals that help us reach more children each year. To read our 2018 Year in Review, click here.
Atlanta Braves Foundation
Francis Hollis Brain Foundation Fund
Pi Beta Phi Foundation
Scott Hudgens Family Foundation
St. Ives Charity Guild
St. Simons Island Literary Guild
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia
The Goizueta Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation
The Macy’s Foundation
The United Way of Greater Atlanta by way of The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation
The United Way of Hall County
The United Way of Valdosta
The Zeist Foundation
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State Government Support
Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia Department of Public Health – Project Launch
Georgia State Charitable Giving Campaign
County Government Support
Fulton County “Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development CSP Program”Close window
Kaiser Permanente Georgia
Lake Oconee Church, Northpoint Community Church – Be Rich! Campaign
Publix Super Markets CharitiesClose window
Individual Support $500+
Janice H. Loeffler, MD
Individual Support $25,000+
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All About Books
Barnes and Noble (Mansell, Perimeter, The Avenue Forsyth, Shoppes at River Crossing, The Avenue West Cobb, Riverbend Market, Augusta, Southlake Morrow)
Books A Million (Brunswick, Canton, Dalton, Gainesville, McDonough)
DeKalb Summer Reading Club led by the DeKalb Junior League
Pi Beta Phi (First Book donation)
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club led by GEEARS
Reading is Fundamental
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Brain Trust 4 Babies
The Atlanta Speech School
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)
Georgia Public Library System
Get Georgia Reading Campaign
Georgia Coalition for English Language Learners
Talk to Me Baby Campaign
Junior League of Atlanta
Young Men’s Service League, Centennial Chapter
Learn4Life (Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta Regional Commission, The United Way of Greater Atlanta)
Child Well-Being led by the United Way of Greater Atlanta
Voices for Georgia’s Children
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
Georgia Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Read With Malcolm
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Georgia’s Executive Director, Amy Erickson provides local leadership and sets strategic priorities for all aspects of our program. Erickson focuses on cultivating key strategic and funding partnerships as well as providing direction to our dynamic and growing programmatic and development team.
Georgia’s Medical Director, Dr. Terri McFadden provides further direction to the program and advocates about the importance of fostering a love of reading in the existing healthcare infrastructure thus bridging the intersection between health and education.
Our dedicated Program Managers provide technical support to our sites across the state to ensure fidelity to the model.
Our impact is significant and made possible through the hundreds of medical clinicians across the state who implement our early school readiness intervention voluntarily to the children and families under their care.
Amy B. Erickson, Executive Director
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Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP, Medical Director
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Dipika Sharma, MD, Regional Director, Medical Engagement
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Gail Phillips, Program Manager
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Karolina Klinker, Program Manager
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Mia Neal, Program Manager
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