Alliance for Catholic Education | March 11, 2016
Major gains in Haitian students’ literacy skills through the Read to Learn initiative, led by Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)—in partnership with Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD)—have earned Notre Dame a significant role as part of a $33,379,887 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project in Haiti.
FHI 360 is the primary grantee for the 5-year Ann Ale reading and writing program funded by USAID. The University’s successful implementation of Read to Learn, an innovative early-childhood literacy approach, prompted FHI 360 to provide ACE and NDIGD with more than $700,000 in new support over the next four years. The funding will allow ACE and NDIGD to provide teacher training and coaching, curriculum development, and monitoring and evaluations services for the Ann Ale program.