We connect people who want to improve literacy with the resources needed to do it – grounded in the science of reading.

Family Partnerships

Are you interested in supporting families and harnessing caregiver and community power to support literacy? What about the critical learning that happens outside the classroom? Join our Family Partnerships Action Team!

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What do we do?


  1. Family Education: Schools and community partners engage families and caregivers with knowledge of SoR and grade-level literacy standards; information about their child’s learning; and tools necessary to provide support.
  2. Out of School Time Experiences: Students receive quality evidence-based literacy support via widely accessible after-school, summer, and high-dosage tutoring experiences.
  3. Pre-K Supports: Families are able to access strong early learning support for their children.


  1. Provide families and caregivers with information and targeted resources/supports via schools and community partners.
  2. Expand and align training in SoR for community partners.
  3. Expand high-quality tutoring & summer literacy partnerships.
  4. Expand access to early learning (pre-K) via community partners.

Team Leaders

Tonya Draughn

Mustafa Diriye

Nora Robinson

Participating Organizations

See who has joined the effort to improve literacy in Minnesota.

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