The Road to Reading is the actionable, implementation arm of Denver’s Birth to Eight Roadmap. It is comprised of three main bodies included below.
The five organizing partners for the Road to Reading Partnership are the Children’s Museum of Denver at the Marsico Campus, the City of Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs, Denver Human Services, Denver Public Library, and Denver Public Schools. Each organization provides dedicated staff for the governance structure. They are responsible for drafting policy, monitoring metrics and supporting continuous improvement efforts. Each of these organizing partners will also take a lead on at least one of the Roadmap Collaboratives.
Specific responsibilities of the Organizing Partners are outlined below:
The executive committee is charged with:
Organizing partner staff will update the Executive Committee on a monthly basis regarding work and progress in each of these domains.
Bi-monthly community meetings include early childhood providers and community organizations from the five neighborhoods of focus (Westwood, Montbello, Sunvalley, Collegeview and East Colfax).
Additionally, Road to Reading summits are held quarterly which includes all stakeholders and organizations from the larger Road to Reading community.