Companies for Causes

Eastern Makes Great Progress on Literacy

Companies for Causes provided all the books and bookcases Eastern Senior High School requested last year to establish classroom libraries. This was part of our effort to support Eastern’s goal of improving literacy levels among all of their students. The school realized they needed to provide books for every student – and books that students would be interested in reading. That’s where CforC stepped in.

Last year, Eastern neared their goal of having 70% of tested students raise their Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) scores by 50 or more points. Ultimately 63% showed overall growth, with 47% growing 50 or more points.

And, Eastern’s Read 180 Lexile growth was the second highest in the District of Columbia for high schools!

Watch this video to learn more about CforC’s role and the progress being made at Eastern.