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July 26, 2017

Evanston Cradle to Career

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April 24, 2017

Talk, Read, Sing campaign launched

Evanston Cradle to Career has announced the launch of a new campaign to boost the early brain development and language skills of children in Evanston from birth through age three. Read More >

January 24, 2017

EC2C Working Teams Summarize 2016 Activities

EC2C Working Teams Summarize Some Key Activities in 2016 Read More >

October 4, 2016

Cradle to Career Literacy Team Proposes Key Outcomes and Objectives

The Community Literacy Solution Design Team of the Evanston Cradle to Career initiative (EC2C) considered proposed key outcomes, objectives and strategies at its meeting on Aug. 11. More than 55 people representing more than 25 organizations, including the School Districts, the City of Evanston, and many non-profits, attended. Read More >

July 27, 2016

Parent Ambassador Event and Cradle to Career Meeting

The Parent Ambassadors are a group of interested parents convened by the Community Engagement Team to provide community guidance to EC2C’s Summer Learning Initiative. The Ambassadors identified a need for opportunities for parents and kids to come together around literacy activities. Read More >

May 11, 2016


Everybody Reads Book Drive Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) is kicking off its first annual Summer Learning Initiative to increase literacy and combat summer learning loss. Read More >

May 11, 2016

Talk, Read, Sing

New Early Literacy Initiative Aims to Narrow the "Word Gap" Evanston Cradle to Career, announces Talk, Read, Sing, an early childhood literacy initiative that provides digital tools to parents and caregivers for encouraging brain development and a healthy learning environment for our younger children Read More >

 May 2, 2016

EC2C response to Evanston Now article "Gap meet: many complaints, few solutions"

The Achievement Gap is a Community Problem that We All Must Own As the Operations Team of Evanston Cradle to Career, an initiative mentioned in your article, we wanted to both clarify our purpose and to raise concern about some of the conclusions your article suggests. Read More >

April 13, 2016

Stop, Drop & Read

On Wednesday, April 13th at exactly 10:15 AM, children in early childhood programs and home day cares throughout Evanston will STOP, DROP & READ, no matter where they are, all at the same time. Read More >

February 18, 2016

EC2C Making Progress...

Thank you to everyone who attended the EC2C Retreat at the end of January. EC2C is committed to the children and all residents of Evanston. Read more about our current work in the article from the Evanston RoundTable. Read More >

January 29, 2016

Inaugural Community Literacy Retreat

Evanston Cradle to Career will hold its first Community Literacy Retreat. Read More >

January 25, 2016

D65 Board Meeting Adds to Sense of Urgency

The most recent District 65 School Board Meeting highlighted frustration with the entrenched problems underlying the achievement gap, reinforcing the urgency of the work of Evanston Cradle to Career. Read More >

November 11, 2015

EC2C presents to school boards

Evanston Cradle to Career presented at the Joint District 65 and 202 School Board Meeting emphasizing the significant synergy between the districts’ own joint literacy initiative and the work of EC2C’s Community Literacy Solution Design Team. Read More >

August 11, 2015

Community Literacy Solution Design Team reaches consensus

Evanston Cradle to Career’s Community Literacy Solution Design Team reached consensus on five key goals and established Actions Teams to move the work forward toward achieving those goals. Read More >

August 5, 2015

EC2C is listening to the community

Evanston Cradle to Career’s Community Engagement Team began its “casual listening” efforts, reaching out to community members at various National Night Out events around the City. This effort is to hear from community members about their concerns and priorities and to expand community knowledge of EC2C. Read More >

July 1, 2015

EC2C partners with United Way

Evanston Cradle to Career became an official United Way Neighborhood Network. This designation comes with both financial support from the United Way and the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of other communities engaged in collective impact initiatives. Read More >

May 20, 2015

Evanston Roundtable praises EC2C

The Evanston Roundtable calls EC2C a “giant step forward.” Read More >

May 8, 2015

Community Literacy Solution Design Team inaugural meeting

Evanston Cradle to Career held the inaugural meeting of its Community Literacy Solution Design Team. During this meeting we fleshed out initial goals and priorities for impacting community literacy. Read More >