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Pierson families celebrate progress

Dayton News-Journal | Daytona Beach, FL – Parents and children completed post tests and surveys to analyze their growth throughout the program. More than half of the parents enrolled made great improvements in writing and speaking in the English language along with perfecting their parenting skills. The children made vast improvements in their literacy skills and gained […]

Jeb Bush, Jr. to Join Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Board of Directors

PR Newswire | Washington, DC – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is pleased to announce that John Ellis Bush, Jr. (Jeb Bush, Jr.) will join its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2016. Bush is the grandson of founder Barbara Bush, and the son of former […]

Barbara Bush Foundation Presents First Ever “Champion for Literacy” Award to Library of Congress Historian John Cole

Washington, D.C. – John Cole, Library of Congress Historian, received the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s “Champion for Literacy” award last night during the National Celebration of Reading at the Library of Congress. Investor and philanthropist David Rubenstein, who served as an honorary chair for the inaugural National Celebration of Reading event, and also […]

Watch Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy National Celebration of Reading Online

Look To The Stars The World of Celebrity Giving | Celebrity Charity News, Events, Organizations & Causes | Washington, DC – The National Celebration of Reading will feature an outstanding lineup of bestselling authors, including former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager […]

The importance of summer reading

News Channel 7 WJHG/WECP | Walton County, FL – elly Layman with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy shares the importance of summer reading for students. The foundation is partnering with the Walton County School District this fall to support […]

Dorothy ‘Doro’ Bush Koch: It’s time for new paths to education for adults

Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch | Fox News | Opinion – I remember a commencement speech that my mom, former First Lady Barbara Bush, delivered at Wellesley College in 1990. She retold a story by Robert Fulghum about a young pastor, who finding himself in charge of some very energetic children, hits upon the game called Giants, Wizards, and Dwarfs. “You have to decide now,” the pastor instructed the children, “which you are — a giant, a wizard, or a dwarf?” At that, a small girl tugging at his pants leg, asked, “But where do the mermaids stand?” And the pastor tells her […]

Barbara Bush Foundation’s National Celebration of Reading to Be Streamed Live Online

PR Newswire | Washington, DC – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy announces that viewers worldwide will be able to watch the National Celebration of Reading, to be held on Thursday, June 9, at the Library of Congress, via a live online video stream. […]

Expanding the Potential of 2Gen Programs – 3 Ideas for Funders

The March 2016 Making Tomorrow Better Together report by Ascend at the Aspen Group was brutally honest on the value of what they called “Two-Generation 1.0 programs” — programs that at their heart were wonderfully intentioned to provide valuable services to both parents and children, but which produced only modest participant outcomes at a relatively high […]

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