to promote improvement in the teaching of all phases of literacy at all levels of instruction
to act as a clearing house in circulating information of value and in keeping members posted as to the latest educational movements and findings
to provide high-quality professional development
to encourage open discussion about literacy
to bring inspirational leaders in the fields of education and communication before the coalition
to cooperate with other educational groups related to literacy
to nurture and grow current and future leaders and supervisors of literacy
CREST is a registered educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.