Honor for Literacy Chicago: RAO Receives 2012 NBF Innovations in Reading Prize

Post date: May 9, 2012 2:51:16 AM

Literacy Chicago and RAO are pleased to announce that RAO is one of the recipients of an Innovations in Reading Prize, sponsored by the National Book Foundation. The prize is given yearly to individuals and/or organizations that "think outside the box" in an effort to inspire others to read. RAO's nomination for the prize was spearheaded by Tammy Fickel and Jessica Keller, longtime supporters of RAO and Literacy Chicago.

This is truly an honor and we are looking forward to a series of events in New York City in the fall where RAO members will get an opportunity to talk about their experiences and meet with other prize winners. The dedication of the students - some of whom have been in the group since it started - and people like June Porter, Amina Egwiekhor & Leslie Reese have helped RAO thrive longer than expected.

Thank you to our supporters for their passion, their donations and their belief in our vision!

NBF Innovations in Reading Prize Winners 2012