Cultivating literacy and a lifelong love of reading

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Reading Is On The Decline

While reading remains a cornerstone skill academically and employers continue to rate reading as a critical skill for employment, U.S. students are reading less and less.

1 in 4

1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.

15 Minutes

Children who read less than 15 minutes a day are likely to encounter only 1.5 million words during their entire academic career.

4 X

Students who do not read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of school.

Over 9M

US elementary school students from low-income households are not reading at grade level.

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Who We Are

The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a nonprofit organization promoting literacy and supporting K-12 student independent reading.

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"Read, Read, Read...Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it."
William Faulkner

Where We Work

The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a national organization, but our impact can be seen most strongly in the communities in which we work.


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New York

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