Help a child read by volunteering with the Children's Literacy Center


Help a child read by volunteering with the Children’s Literacy Center


With fall approaching and new schedules and routines being set, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about an amazing opportunity for you to give back to our Tri-Lakes community in a simple yet deeply impactful way: reading with a child.

Children's Literacy Center featured in The Essential Kids Guide to Colorado Springs!

May 17, 2008 recently published their Essential Kids Guide to Colorado Springs featuring varying areas of interest for youth-oriented organizations and activities in Colorado Springs.  Children's Literacy Center, along with the great work of our volunteers and the amazing success of our students, was featured in the Education and Learning section!   You can read the full story here! 

Colorado Springs students say, I like "Green Eggs and Ham" on Dr. Seuss day

March 2, 2018

The Gazette, By: Debbie Kelley

Whether kids are having trouble getting the hang of reading or are pretty good at it, Dr. Seuss is at their service.

"He has rhyming words that are very challenging to your tongue - it's like a tongue twister - but it's easy to read," says 7-year-old Anabelle Fields, a second-grader at Wildflower Elementary School.

The popular author would have turned 114 years old on Friday, and schools, libraries, bookstores and literacy centers across the nation are marking his birthday with special events.

Walmarts donate almost $500,000 to Pikes Peak area nonprofits

Feb 25, 2018

The Gazette, By: Linda Navarro  

The region's Walmart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets have the opportunity to donate to their choice of nonprofits closest to their areas. Add to that the Walmart State Giving Program, and almost $500,000 was awarded during a Southern Colorado Community Celebration dinner with Market Manager Jon Ball on Feb. 16 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Receiving grants and the presenting stores:

Gina Solazzi gives kids the gift of reading

Feb 2, 2018

The Colorado Springs Business Journal, By Lorna Gutierrez

The ability to read proficiently greatly enhances life. Gina Solazzi, executive director of the Children’s Literacy Center, understands the importance of reading and has made it her mission to ensure that kids are reading at their proper grade level. Through CLC, children along the Front Range receive free, one-on-one tutoring to help bring them up […]