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Redwood City Schools Receive a Big Lift

Redwood City School District (RCSD), in partnership with Redwood City 2020, was recently notified by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation that we have been selected to join the Big Lift collaborative to improve 3rd grade reading outcomes for Redwood City's and North Fair Oak's most vulnerable children. RCSD will partner with Redwood City 2020 to co-lead the Big Lift efforts in our community to address the four pillars of the Big Lift including: High quality preschool, family engagement, prevention of summer learning loss, and programs to reduce chronic absence. RCSD and Redwood City 2020 will work together in convening partners, sharing accountability for outcomes, ensuring academic alignment, and developing greater supports and coordination among partners and agencies working with our community's youngest population by creating a seamless continuum of programs, systems, policies, and partnerships across sectors that promote children's success in school and life. Big Lift-supported programming will begin in the 2016-17 school year!