About Us

Worcester Reads is a coalition committed to promoting early literacy and reading.  Co-chaired by Edward Street Child Services and Worcester Education Collaborative, the initiative amplifies the important message of reading to every child every day.  It is the Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day!

It started with a book.  Inspired by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, a small committee read The 90% Reading Goal.  We saw the possibility of creating a reading community in Worcester to ensure all children were on track for reading success by 3rd grade.  And we knew we needed to start early.

Worcester Reads grew out of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading and includes many organizations in the city that focus on early literacy.  Worcester Reads coordinates those efforts and provides new resources, inspiration and direction.