Grassroots literacy teams sow the seeds of freedom, prosperity, and civility to end poverty for good, one reader, one village at a time

By Amelia Robinson “Personally, as a first generation student, education is something I’m very passionate about, and what got me interested in volunteering at The work being done to promote literacy in the greater Madison area is critical in the hopes of ending poverty, and I’m very fortunate to be part of it.”  -- [...]

University of Wisconsin student leader Cassidy Slinger lights the way for Madison literacy

By Amelia Robinson For Cassidy, the most important part of working with has been finding new purpose for all different kinds of magazines and comics, some of which are aimed at highly specific audiences. Cassidy Slinger, a member of UW-Madison’s graduating class of 2018, has been one of the most dedicated and involved volunteers [...] first principles

Our literacy mission according to first principles: The enormous value of literacy is well understood. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, the unique benefits of printed magazines and comics for reading engagement and comprehension are well established. The literacy needs for tens of millions of U.S. and hundreds of millions of global [...]


Our literacy hats off to the amazing Mid-Ohio Foodbank for eagerly receiving and delivering our magazines to new readers via food pantries, job training, nutrition education, and more. Providing near 150,000 meals a day via 650 community agencies is incredible on its own. We are blessed to be able to tap this extensive supply-chain for [...]