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Opening Books to Open Doors

WELCOME TO THE RUSSELL EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Russell Education Foundation mission is to eradicate illiteracy among inner city youth and empowering, inspiring, and encouraging at-risk youth to become success citizens.

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WE BELIEVE

Our vision is to eradicate the achievement disparity among low-income students in South Florida by offering high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
 

The Russell Education Foundation (REF) embodies key principles: prioritizing learning at the core of our mission, fostering connections between parents, schools, and Russell Reading Rooms, and assessing program quality outcomes tailored for afterschool environments.

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GIVING CHILDREN THE SKILLS TO SUCCEED

Since 1999, the Russell Education Foundation has positively influenced the lives of more than 20,000+ low-income students and their families.

 

Many of our students succeed in high school and graduate college, securing fulfilling employment and becoming responsible parents. The Russell Reading Room program provides essential childcare for low-income, working parents from 4-6 pm.  This enables them to maintain stable employment and peace of mind because their children can attend a high-quality after-school program at no cost.

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GET INVOLVED

Exciting developments are underway at our nine (9) Russell Reading Rooms, yet our journey is far from over! Recognizing the significant demand, we are committed to doing everything within our power to meet the challenge ahead. 

Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the incredible individuals who have played a part in shaping a brighter future for underserved students. REF deeply values your support, understanding its significance and never taking it for granted. We pledge to uphold the responsibility of being effective stewards of your generous contributions, tirelessly striving to transform the futures of low-income communities, one student and one family at a time.

We cannot do more GOOD than we can afford to pay for!

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PEOPLE TEACH PEOPLE

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GRANT AND GENERAL FUNDERS

REF is immensely grateful for the invaluable support and partnerships, whose dedication enables our organization to expand and reach underserved communities.

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EVENT SPONSORS

REF extends heartfelt appreciation to our event sponsors for their invaluable support and partnerships, which empower us to broaden our impact and reach, making a difference in underserved communities.

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