Where We Work


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Our Work

The Carmel Hill Fund is honored to partner with 22 schools in North Louisiana. We service over 425 educators and over 6,700 students, and provide the tools needed to foster a culture of successful readers. We are dedicated to these teachers and students and are committed to provide everything necessary to assist our program within each of our schools.

Our Impact

6,400 Educators

We have provided professional development to over 6,400 teachers and librarians so they can support successful independent reading growth and literacy.

215,000 Library Books

We are committed to bridging the literacy gap, and we have provided over 215,000 books to our partnering schools. In turn, our students are exposed to a variety of interest levels, reading levels, genres, and the most current titles available.

190 Interns

Over 190 edcuation majors at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have worked with our schools to assist in the successful implementation of our programs and gain valuable experience working with students, educators, and administrators.

“A book is a dream you hold in your hand.”
Neil Gaiman

Louisiana Resources

If you are currently an educator working with the Carmel Hill Louisiana Project, please click to access resources.

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Individual Programs

School Partnerships

Our school partnerships are centered around developing successful independent readers. Most of our students begin school without the background knowledge needed to read on grade level. We are able to provide assessments to identify each child’s independent reading level, and our librarians, teachers, and interns assist each student in selecting the appropriate books to ensure reading growth.

Champion Program

The Carmel Hill Louisiana Project offers the Carmel Hill Champion Program to every classroom and school each school year. Each classroom must reach certain goals to be considered a Carmel Hill Champion, and each school must have a certain number of Carmel Hill Champion Classrooms to be considered a Carmel Hill School of Champions.


We are fortunate to partner with our Pre-K classrooms to introduce our program to our youngest readers. These students learn about independent reading levels, different genres of literature, and how to select appropriate books to ensure reading growth.

Celebrating Our Stories

Creating a culture of readers takes teamwork, and our educators are committed to our students’ success. Here are some of our success stories…

Success Story: Barkdull Faulk Elementary School

At Barkdull Faulk Elementary in Monroe, LA, while using the tools and programs provided through Carmel Hill, teachers have been able to use data to minimize learning gaps and fulfill individual needs of students. They’ve seen a 56% growth in reading goals and a 39% increase in comprehension.

Success Story: Jesse Flunder

Jesse Flunder first became involved as a high school student when Carmel Hill sponsored his attendance at the Summer Institute for the Gifted. In college, he served as a liaison between his university and Carmel Hill, recruiting interns to work in the district’s schools. He now teaches eighth grade English at Robert E. Lee Jr. High.

Where We Work

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


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