Wehr Foundation Pledges 10K for Hartman Literacy Center

Released: 9/29/09

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center is pleased to be the recipient of $10,000 from the Todd Wehr Foundation.

The gift will be used be used to advance the work of the Center through the hiring of a literacy coach to supervise and mentor the university students who teach in the Hartman Center. Additional funds will be used to purchase books and reading assessment materials.

The Hartman Center is a teaching, research and service site that houses the Family Literacy Project, a program designed to improve the quality of literacy instruction provided by teachers and the literacy acquisition of urban children. The Center is committed to providing the optimum learning and teaching environment.  It offers an integrated approach to reading and writing that involves explicit instruction to improve word recognition, spelling and comprehension, reinforced by practice and exposure to quality children’s literature that motivates children to read.  For more information about the work of the Hartman Center please contact Dr. Kathleen Clark, Center Director, at



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