HOUSTON – September is National Literacy Month and Literacy Now, the only nonprofit in Houston to provide high-quality, individualized early reading intervention that works directly with children at risk. Literacy Now Executive Director Jacque Daughtry shares her thoughts on organizational programming and growth, inequalities in the education system, and what Literacy Now is doing to close that gap.

41% of young children in the Houston area are not ready for kindergarten and 63% of third graders are not reading at grade level. Literacy Now addresses this problem. The organization has grown exponentially over the past two years, including launching a pilot program at Ogden Elementary School at Aldine ISD, the organization’s first school outside of HISD.

  • The work Literacy Now is doing to address the Houston literacy crisis with school programs (now in 15 HISD + Aldine ISD schools) like Reading intervention
  • Tips on how parents can be more involved in their child’s reading development

  • How Literacy Now Helps Students Overcome COVID Setbacks, Including Academic and Emotional Challenges

  • The growth of Literacy Now and plans for the future