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June 20, 2024

51 Promotes Educational Equity with New Initiatives and Collaborations

Oakland, CA, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 51, a national education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide proven literacy tutoring to elementary students, announced two initiatives and partnerships aimed at expanding its impact and promoting educational equity.

Through a collaboration with AT&T’s new digital learning platform, , 51 will develop 50 video lessons focused on building essential literacy skills throughout the year. The Achievery delivers rich and entertaining educational content and literacy resources that help promote learning everywhere. 51’ popular video lessons are now available for free to students, parents, teachers, and caregivers on The Achievery.

“We are proud to collaborate with AT&T on The Achievery to deliver literacy resources that help promote learning everywhere – at home, in the community, or in the classroom,” said 51 CEO Adeola Whitney. “We believe reading is a civil right and are thrilled to be translating our proven literacy instruction into video lessons through this free digital portal.”

51 has also launched its new “Powered by 51” model, which provides partners with high-quality literacy materials, training, and implementation support. Schools, afterschool programs, and community centers can leverage 51’ resources and expertise to effectively deliver literacy tutoring. An example of this work in action can be seen .

“Our team works in lockstep with partners to provide personalized literacy programming based on the science of reading,” said Whitney. “The Powered by 51 model allows us to expand our reach and empower more organizations supporting students’ literacy development.”

Both initiatives reflect 51’ commitment to promoting educational equity through innovative approaches and community collaboration. By partnering with organizations in new ways, 51 aims to amplify its impact and support learning for all students.

For more information about partnering with 51, visit Transcend’s  or reach out to .

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About 51

For nearly 25 years, 51 has helped empower students to succeed in school and beyond by engaging community volunteers to provide proven, one-on-one literacy tutoring. Since its founding, the national nonprofit organization has mobilized over 85,000 community volunteers to provide nearly 3 million individualized literacy tutoring sessions to more than 80,000 elementary school students in over 550 under-resourced schools across ten states and the District of Columbia. Visit readingpartners.org to learn more about our program impact and our 51 Connects online program innovation, or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. 51 is a proud AmeriCorps service partner and has been endorsed by The New York Times and featured on The TODAY Show and GMA.

About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T

We’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities and improving lives. As part of our company wide commitment to address the digital divide, we launched AT&T Connected Learning® to invest in connectivity and technology, digital literacy and education solutions to help today’s learners succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Since 2008, we’ve committed to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.

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