Inspiring Kids to Tackle Tomorrow by Learning to Read Today
OUR IMPACT AND REACH
Focused on underserved communities, we provide necessary tools to change today for a successful tomorrow.
in Dallas ISD
Each Holiday Season
In addition to the software, Tackle Tomorrow provides the technology needed to power the software, including laptops, desktop computers, tablets and headphones.
Tackle Tomorrow is proud to provide the national award-winning software, Istation, to schools in the Dallas Independent School District. Powered by the science of reading, Istation’s engaging assessments and instruction cover the National Reading Panel’s foundational essentials, including:
- Listening Comprehension
- Letter Knowledge
- Phonological/Phonemic Awareness
- Alphabetic Decoding
- Self-Selected Reading
- Word Analysis
- Reading Fluency
- Alphabet and Alphabetic Principle
- Written Response to Reading Selections
- Oral Reading Fluency
Tackle Tomorrow’s dedicated Reading Coaches bring decades of combined experience in public education and specialized expertise in reading instruction. Each school’s Reading Coach facilitates and implements program goals and objectives in close collaboration with the teaching staff.
Participating schools include Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center, H.I. Holland Elementary and Whitney M. Young JR Elementary.
This collaborative effort between Tackle Tomorrow and partner organizations reverses the education lag experienced during summertime by providing children in Dallas County access to online curriculum, instruction from reading specialists, and learning incentives. This program has served over 475 students who have dedicated an average of 68.5 minutes each week using Istation Reading. Results have shown significant academic improvement and enhanced learning throughout the summer season.
We donate books to the schools each year for students to enjoy during school and at home. In addition, we award bikes to students.
With our Holiday Food Drives, we ensure that families in communities of the schools we serve have access to food and supplies for healthy holiday celebrations. Each year Tackle Tomorrow partners with a local grocery store to host a food drive at one of our partner schools to provide meals to faculty, staff and students during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
ESL AND GED
We extend support to the family members of children participating in our reading programs by offering ESL courses and GED programs. Classes are scheduled at participating elementary schools in DISD and offered year-round.