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"Power-Up" for Literacy

Thanks to a $50,000 grant, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children Pueblo placed 6,000 books into the hands of Pueblo Cooperative Care Center for distribution to children and youth ages 2-14.  EPIC-Pueblo, a group of business and community leaders dedicated to early childhood issues, received the grant from FirstBook, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for underprivileged children. Through this grant, books will be distributed throughout Pueblo County and the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center Power-Up Kidz Sacks program.  EPIC-Pueblo spokeswoman Paula Dunn states “this award will allow us to continue to work towards our mission of every child being kindergarten-ready, and encourage parents to read to their children 15 minutes a day. We will be able to bring new, high-quality contemporary books, in both Spanish and English to the kids we serve, and it will make a tangible difference as we work to spark a love of reading and enable the book access, which is essential is learning.”

Over 2,500 Power-Up Kidz Sacks will be distributed at Pueblo Cooperative Care Center In 2019 in partnership with El Centro del Quinto Sol and the
Patrick A. Lucero Library. This partnership collaboration strengthens children in Pueblo County and this is the first time that Pueblo Cooperative Care
Center will include two books with each Power-Up Kidz Sack. Thank you EPIC-Pueblo and FirstBook for powering up literacy in Pueblo County. You make a difference!

For more information please see: https://www.chieftain.com/article/20190613/NEWS/190619833.