Ready to Learn - Arizona PBS Community Partnerships Supporting Inner City Phoenix

Project: Research project

Description

Arizona PBS (KAET) has a large educational outreach team that serves within the stations programming, development, and PR, in addition to external initiatives within Birth to age 8 and K-12 institutions, non-profits, and collaboratives. Using the tools provided by the CPB, Arizona PBS and its community partners are ready to conduct a community needs assessment within the Maryvale neighborhood, zip code 85031 and 85031. Current partners engaged with Arizona PBS are enthusiastic to dive deep into this high need area of Phoenix, as part of a two-year endeavor, Community Collaborative for Early Learning & Media (CC-ELM). These partners include City of Phoenix Birth to Five, including Head Start; First Things First statewide and First Things First South Phoenix Regional Partnership Council; Read On Arizona & Read On Phoenix; Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (MIHS) Family Resource Center (FRC); Cartwright Elementary School District; City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Maryvale Community Center; City of Phoenix Public Library System Maryvale Branch; and others including Quality First Child Care centers and FFN (Family, Friend, Neighbor) early childhood care providers. Additional interested stakeholders such as Ranch Market and Creative+Cultural have also indicated they would like to be involved. Each of the entities named have a vested interest in helping build a foundation in early science and literacy learning in young children age 2-8, their families, and caregivers, preparing them to be kindergarten ready, and move on when reading from 3rd to 4th grade. Each of these partners have been involved with Arizona PBS over several years and some participated in the Ready to Learn CPB locally funded opportunities during 2010-2015. Each are also advocates for RTL high quality digital and hands on educational content, inviting Arizona PBS to be a part of collective impact models engaged with this community specifically First Things First and Read On Arizona/ Phoenix.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/1/174/30/18

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $5,000.00

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