The Wake Promise is made up of leaders and community partners who “grow their own” by creating and strengthening educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students. Together they work to ensure that youth achieve a postsecondary credential and living-wage employment to build a stronger and more prosperous Wake County.
The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) investigates and promotes the power of voice among historically underserved students by supporting literacy learning in educational community-based organizations. Hear student-authors read excerpts from their published books at LCI’s Inaugural Reading Celebration.
On March 29, 2019, the Literacy and Community Initiative hosted their first reading celebration at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Youth from Triangle Literacy Council’s Bull City YouthBuild and the Juntos program shared their narratives from their published books.