Continued to be a leader in educational outreach and literacy efforts by supporting nearly 500 students in the First Book Club which provides free books to low-income, low-literate students.
Hosted our annual Ready to Learn Conference for early childhood care providers.
Distributed free books at numerous community events including the Conductor's Day at the Botanical Center, Quad City Times Reading Adventures, Reading Readiness, Rock Island County schools, libraries and throughout the area.
Provided a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity for 800 middle school, high school, college students and community members by showcasing two original "Freedom Riders" civil rights activists at three screening events.
We hosted Freedom Riders guests Joan Trumpaur-Mullholland and Dion Diamond, as well as Guest Speaker, Diane Nash.