Portland, June 26, 2013. The board and staff of Portland Reading Foundation announced that the nonprofit has rebranded itself asReading Results.’ The new name and logo are part of a larger strategic plan to expand services and partnerships to provide a greater number of low-income, struggling readers with the necessary supports to reach grade-level reading proficiency. Currently, Reading Results works with 269 students in four partner school districts.

Reading Results is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality reading instruction for kids who are struggling with basic reading skills. Their program is a unique and successful collaboration with schools, which takes place during the school day. Their model utilizes retired early-grade educators and parents from the low-income school community and employs them to tutor students and build reading skills.

“I could not be happier with how the new name and brand better reflect our commitment to ensuring all children have a fair chance to read and succeed,” said Reading Results Executive Director Jennifer Samuels. “The work speaks for itself in terms of helping struggling elementary students gain an average of 1.5 grade levels in reading skills over the course of the school year. Our goal is to serve an expanding number of students, through partnering with additional schools, educators and passionate parents.”

Reading Results has been a local nonprofit partner since 2000, having successfully worked with thousands of low-income students since it was founded. The organization is driven by the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed.

In addition to the new brand, Reading Results is happy to announce a new partnership with Vibrant Village Foundation. A $75,000 grant over three years to Reading Results will provide for expansion into a new school and cover the costs for the next three years.

Vibrant Village Foundation is interested in this program as it aligns with the Cradle to Career continuum. “Seeing the data about the importance of early literacy makes supporting programs like Reading Results an easy choice. We know that our investment will pay back dividends,” says Vibrant Village Foundation Program Manager Laura Koch.

For more information, please visit www.readingresultspdx.org

Reading Results (formerly the Portland Reading Foundation) Mission: Reading Results delivers a proven reading intervention program focused on primary grade, low-income children who are failing to learn to read, ensuring every child reads by the end of the third grade.

Founded in 2010, the Vibrant Village Foundation is a private foundation that provides direct assistance and grants to vulnerable communities worldwide, as well as in Portland. The foundation operates in nine countries, including Haiti, Indonesia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nicaragua, Niger and the United States. To date, the Vibrant Village Foundation has provided nearly $3 million in project grants. For more information, go to the foundation’s website at www.vibrantvillage.org.