History of the Community Reading Partnership
The Community Reading Partnership was formed as an outgrowth of a literacy improvement initiative in the Canandaigua City School District in August 1998. Instrumental in our development was the connection to Brigid Hubberman, Project Director for the Family Reading Partnership of Tompkins County(NY).
In January, 2000, the Community Reading Partnership held a community forum to gather data to determine if our group met a need within the community. Representatives from a multitude of agencies were invited. We received an overwhelming amount of support. Later that year, the project was “migrated” over from the school district to the Canandaigua community.
The organization falls under the umbrella of the Finger Lakes Area Community Endowment (FLACE), where we have our 501(c)(3) charitable status. A charter Agreement of Partnership has been drawn for our organization.
Today, the Community Reading Partnership continues to build support by networking with community organizations and through our visibility within the community as we fulfill our initiatives.