Support Penn partnership in online vote

Posted by on January 04, 2010

Please follow the link below and consider voting for our literacy proposal (Netter Center).  If successful, it will provide $20K to help us with curriculum costs, clearances, tutor transportation, and related costs.

The award letter from Better World Books is below:

Thank you for your application for the Readers’ Choice Literacy Grant (RCLG).  The University of Pennsylvania – Netter Center for Community Partnerships West Philadelphia literacy project created to improve literacy skills and reading levels for public school children in Philadelphia is a great project and a noble undertaking.   We are happy to announce that this project was selected as one of our finalists for the RCLG.

We were very pleased with the number and quality of applications we received for the grant… over 50 in all!  We received submissions from programs focusing on literacy and education in all parts of the world and serving a wide variety of populations.  As we are leaving the ultimate determination of who receives the grant to consumers who visit our website, we had to narrow our selection to a “Top Ten” to ensure that the online voting process was sufficiently streamlined (i.e., we did not want to overwhelm our voters with too many options).

After having multiple reads of each application, we had to make some very difficult choices in determining our top nominations.  Your application and project stood out among an impressive pool of applicants.   Please know that we share your passion to help break the cycle of poverty through education and literacy, and that we greatly admire your efforts to deliver on your mission.

Our voting goes live today at 5 PM Eastern and will end on January 20, 2010.  The link to the voting page is  We wish you the best of luck.


The Literacy Council
Better World Books

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