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Moonshot Moment and The Learning Alliance

About the Moonshot Moment:
In 2012, then SDIRC Superintendent Dr. Fran Adams, in collaboration with The Learning Alliance, launched the “Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade” working with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (CGLR,) a nationwide movement of local leaders, states, nonprofits, and foundations putting a stake in the ground on third-grade reading.  The communities are adopting a collective impact strategy, engaging the full community around the goal of supporting low-income children from birth through third grade.   Acknowledging that schools alone cannot address all the challenges that keep children from learning to read, our Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) is comprised of over 70 community leaders working together to ensure that children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed, attend school regularly, and keep learning through the summer months.  


About The Learning Alliance:

At The Learning Alliance, our work is predicated on the question – What does it take to create a Moonshot community of literate, curious, compassionate citizens who will improve our world?  

The Learning Alliance is a catalyst for innovation and collaboration supporting the Moonshot Moment 90% literacy transformative goal by arming front-line educators, parents, and community leaders with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary for success. are dedicated to achieving 90% student literacy by third grade.  Through innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, we empower teachers to transform children’s lives.  Through partnerships with the School District of Indian River County, Indian River State College, community leaders and civic youth organizations in our community, we hope to create local solutions that can serve as a model for the nation.  Visit for more information.

 For more information about The Learning Alliance, please contact Barbara Hammond at 877-548-READ (7323) or send an email to



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