35th Anniversary Gala

We want to thank you here, thank you there. We want to thank you everywhere!   On Thursday, June 21, Reading In Motion celebrated 35 years of supporting teachers and helping children read at grade level. Over 300 people gathered at the Chicago Cultural Center and immersed themselves into the world of Dr. Seuss for a fun-filled…

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Spotlight on Jenny Dakoske

     Reading In Motion Member Spotlight Series Meet Jenny Dakoske, Member, Board of Directors Jenny Dakoske wears many hats: mother to her beautiful 16-month-old daughter Taygan (+1 on the way, probably as we speak!), wife, Managing Director at CIBC’s Commercial Bank, sister to 6, and member of the Board of Directors at Reading In…

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Supplemental Program with Colorado Department of Education

Reading In Motion is proud to be included in the Colorado Department of Education’s Approved Supplemental Programs list. After an extensive review process, we joined a select list of programs that enhance a school’s core curriculum. Both our English and Spanish curriculum are available to schools throughout Colorado. For more details and the approved list,…

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Back To School Challenge Press Release

September 7, 2016 AS CPS OPENS DOORS FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, DONORS ARE OPENING THEIR WALLETS TO SUPPORT THIS LITERACY PROGRAM “Reading In Motion’s Board of Directors Are Matching Donations Up To $25,000 to Their Innovative ArtsBased Literacy Program.” This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. (CHICAGO)…

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Auxiliary Board Member Meet Blake Roter of the Reading In Motion Auxiliary Board. In his professional life, Blake is an Attorney at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, focusing on the representation of major corporations, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, pension funds and mid-sized businesses in complex commercial and civil litigation.   Blake is no stranger to…

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ADM Cares Press Release

Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $8,000 to Reading In Motion. The donation will go towards helping 5,375 Chicago-area kindergarten and 1st grade students in public schools that have poor reading scores and a significant population of low-income students, become grade-level readers. This will set them on a path to education success for the rest…

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Get #Fired Up For Literacy Media Page

Media inquiries can be directed to: Elaine Teter 312.899.0791 (office) 312.961.4407 (mobile) or Angela Benander 773.899.4261   Indiegogo Campaign Site Download Get #Fired Up For Literacy Press Release Download Get #Fired Up For Literacy Video Download Get #Fired Up For Literacy Photos: Boy with Hands Karl Androes, Reading In Motion Executive Director Girl…

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Chief Operating Officer – Jason Patenaude

Reading In Motion is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Patenaude as Chief Operating Officer. This is a new position in our organization to help as our organization continues to grow. See full press release here.

Reading In Motion Supporter, Liam Krehbiel, Highlighted by Northern Trust

Liam Krehbiel, Founder and CEO of A Better Chicago, was featured in Northern Trust’s Wealth as a philanthropist change maker. Reading In Motion is part of A Better Chicago’s portfolio of nonprofit organizations that benefit from the work Mr. Krehbiel and A Better Chicago does. Read the full Northern Trust article here. 

Reading In Motion Launches in Four Englewood Schools

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE LITERACY PROGRAM READING IN MOTION LAUNCHING IN FOUR ENGLEWOOD SCHOOLS Reading In Motion Uses Unique and Engaging Curriculum to Help Students Meet or Exceed Grade-Level Reading Benchmarks (CHICAGO) – Reading In Motion, the most effective literacy organization for students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support, has launched in…

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Monthly Sustainability Membership

Why become a Monthly Sustainability Member? Donors that support the Reading In Motion mission on a recurring schedule become a dependable source of income, helping us serve more students every year. How does it work? Your credit card will be charged through our secure automated processor for the amount and schedule you choose. Smaller donations on a monthly basis…

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Lead Affects Reading Skills in Classrooms

Karl Androes, our Executive Director, is featured in Chicago Tribune article that focuses on the effects of lead in the classrooms. Read the full article here:

Ed Week Letter to the Editor

Our Executive Director, Karl Androes, recently wrote a Letter to the Editor of Education Week regarding an article about the relationship between the arts and reading and math results. Here is a link to the article.

Reading in Motion on NBC-5

NBC news tells the story of Reading In Motion’s “incredible” work in one South Side school Reading In Motion was featured on the NBC-5 News in Chicago in a story about our partnership with the South Shore Fine Arts Academy. The piece focused on our innovative use of music and drama to engage young students…

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