• Afterschool Alliance
    Afterschool Alliance

    Afterschool Alliance

    The nation's leading voice for after-school, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of after-school programs and advocating for more after-school investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the presidential administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors, and advocates across the country. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 after-school program partners and its publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month.

  • Reach Out and Read
    Reach Out and Read

    Reach Out and Read

    Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children.

    Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children beginning at six months of age. The more than 3.9 million families served annually by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills, and a six-month developmental edge over their peers.

  • Reading is Fundamental
    Reading Is Fundamental

    Reading Is Fundamental

    Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. RIF prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to children and families who need them most. RIF inspires children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own.

  • 100 Black Men of America
    100 Black Men
    of America

    100 Black Men of America

    The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.

    100 Black Men of America, Inc., seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.

    100 Black Men of America, Inc., is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.

  • Raising A Reader
    Raising A Reader

    Raising A Reader

    Raising A Reader (RAR) is a national nonprofit organization that has helped families successfully build and sustain literacy routines in their homes since 1999.

    RAR operates through a robust network of over 2,500 community partners (including school systems, libraries, and community agencies) across 30 states. Last year, the organization served over 111,000 children and families, nearly 75% of whom lived at or below the poverty level and more than half were English language learners. Since its inception RAR has reached over 700,000 children throughout the country.

  • Volunteer USA
    Volunteer USA

    Volunteer USA

    The mission of Volunteer USA Foundation is to inspire a spirit of volunteerism to make our communities stronger.

    Founded in 2007, Volunteer USA might be considered a “young” foundation, but its experience in working in the nonprofit and volunteer arena is lengthy and far-reaching. In fact, Volunteer USA has been named a prestigious winner in the 2009 Great Nonprofits Youth Thrive Award as one of the best nonprofits in the South serving youth.

    From supporting family literacy, youth mentoring, and parenting programs to recruit “green” volunteers to help preserve our pristine parks and provide training to teens so they can help their neighbors and communities in times of disaster, our passion is to improve the lives and futures of families for generations to come.

  • National CARES Mentoring Movement
    National CARES
    Mentoring Movement

    National CARES Mentoring Movement

    The National CARES Mentoring Movement was founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as Essence CARES. Through the creation of local CARES Mentor-Recruitment Circles, a collaborative, supportive network of volunteers work with unbounded love. The organization steers dozens of communities nationwide. These dedicated leaders COLLECT willing and able Black men and women, CONNECT with them to inspire and often train them, then DIRECT these adults to local mentoring programs, and in some cities, to the group-mentoring, academic enrichment pilots we are building with our partners.

  • The Eagle Academy Foundation
    The Eagle Academy Foundation

    The Eagle Academy Foundation

    The Eagle Academy Foundation empowers at-risk inner city young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality educational resources and proven effective community-based initiatives to address the shortfalls in public education.