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SVCF Philanthropy Now Podcast

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Jun 7, 2017

Today, Avo Makdessian, vice president and director of SVCF's Center for Early Learning, and Andrea Jones, Initiative Officer for the Big Lift, talk about the Big Lift program. The Big Lift is an initiative aiming to rapidly raise the literacy of our third-graders here in Silicon Valley.

Right now, only 50% of third graders are reading at grade level - which has stark implications for their education as they get older. Avo and Andrea discuss how the Big Lift is a four-part, comprehensive initiative that focuses on providing high-quality preschool, attendance, the summer gap, and family engagement.

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