UAC & Read By 4th Campaign

June 1, 2018
The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) is a leading partner in Philadelphia’s collaborative effort to dramatically increase literacy rates among our city’s children. The Read by 4th Campaign is the largest and most comprehensive effort of its kind in the nation. Read by 4th is citywide campaign bringing together an ever growing coalition of partners to double the number of children reading at grade level by the start of 4th grade. In 2017, almost two thirds of children in Philadelphia entered the 4th grade unable to read at grade level. 4th grade is the year when instruction shifts from teaching students how to read to using reading to teach new subjects. This means that students who are not reading proficiently by 4th grade could fall further behind. Learn more at and check out our about UAC's and Read By 4th's impact below:
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