First Book Honored with Literacy Award by Library of Congress
This week, First Book was honored with the David M. Rubenstein Prize for 2015, one of three literacy awards presented by the Library of Congress annually.
The Rubenstein Prize is awarded to an organization that has made “outstanding and measurable contributions in increasing literacy levels and has demonstrated exceptional and sustained depth and breadth in its commitment to the advancement of literacy.” In addition, the award honors organizations that meet the highest standards of excellence in operations and services.
All of us at First Book are thrilled to receive this prestigious award and recognition – but it couldn’t have happened without you. Your support makes transforming the lives of children in need possible.
Equally thrilling is that this award comes as First Book reaches another milestone in our history: we now serve more than 200,000 educators – the largest and fastest growing network of classrooms and programs supporting children in need. Thanks to cross-sector partnerships and tremendous advocates like you, this network has grown 500% in the last 4 years.
We are grateful for your support in helping reach educators of all kinds and further educational equity for millions of children.