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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Tempe

Total Budget: $3,500

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide dictionaries to 3rd graders in the Tempe School Districts

More than 30 millions adults in the United States cannot read or write above a third grade level. Children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves, and 75% of state prison inmates can be classified as low literate. With the poverty level in Tempe sitting at 26% there is a need to place dictionaries in the hands of children at that critical point where many children fall off.

Tempe South is committed to providing each child in the Tempe School District with a dictionary of their own. The second semester of 3rd grade is when dictionaries are introduced to children in the Tempe School District and with funding cuts at the state and local levels, the need for our support with the dictionary project is critical. Our volunteers and Rotarians love distributing the dictionaries to 3rd graders across the city.

Tempe School Districts will provide us the number of students by the end of September, dictionaries will be ordered by the middle of October. They will be labeled with the Rotary logo and distributed to the students by the beginning of January.

The budget for this project is $3,500, for which Tempe South will contribute $2,000. Tempe South is requesting a District Contribution of $1,500.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Tempe South

Primary Contact: Michelle Craig

Email: michellencraig@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Michelle Craig.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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