Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC), 2014 Impact 100 Grant Recipient, submitted their final grant report to Impact 100 in July. LNGC’s Impact 100 funding goals included the expansion of adult and child literacy programs by 4 classes in Price Hill and Avondale over a two year period, including assessment of class members. Per their final report, LNGC was able to expand to five total sessions in these neighborhoods, exceeding their initial goals.
- Adult Classes: the students in the two classes averaged a 1.5 grade level increase in word attack skills with a few of the students reaching the 5th/6th grade level, which is the ultimate goal.
- Children’s Classes: students who were in the class for two years averaged a 2.4 grade level increase in word attack skills over two years! This exceeds the goal of 2 grade levels over two years. The classes helped many of these students catch up to grade level reading.