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Porter-Leath Announces Books from Birth Spring Luncheon

Memphis, Tennessee – Porter-Leath recently announced its Books from Birth Spring Luncheon, at the FedEx Event Center on Thursday, April 11 at noon (doors open at 11:30am). Presented by International Paper, the luncheon will feature a about the necessity of early literacy by l of Memphis’ foremost literacy advocates. The panel includes Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke and Dr. Jason Yaun. Dr. Hill-Clarke is the Dean of the College of Education and a McRae Endowed Professor of School-Based... Read More

SESAME WORKSHOP SELECTS MEMPHIS AS NEW COMMUNITY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVE

Pictured above: Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop with Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Sesame Street in Communities announces partnership with ACE Awareness Foundation and Porter-Leath to provide resources and services to families and children Memphis, Tennessee - Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind  Sesame Street , has announced that Memphis, Tennessee is the next community selected... Read More
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Books from Birth Becomes Newest Porter-Leath Program

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Effective July 1, 2017, Books from Birth merged to become Porter-Leath's newest program. Books from Birth (BfB), an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, currently provides age appropriate books for nearly 70% of Shelby County children under age five. Children receiving books will not see a change in service, and all parents can continue enrolling their young children. "We have admired the tremendous impact and measurable outcomes of... Read More