WhO WE ARE
Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a mission driven organization that is committed to embracing the diverse array of individuals who comprise our team. We draw inspiration for innovation from the children we serve and from educators, administrators, and the work-at-large.
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Founded in Philadelphia, PA 30 years ago, CLI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educators with training and coaching in the most effective practices for early literacy instruction for prekindergarten through third grade. CLI’s work has been validated by prestigious organizations and has garnered national attention. CLI’s proven theory of action shows that when teachers receive the right combination and intensity of training and coaching, they can become exemplary instructors who make an impact in helping children achieve. Our workshops and institutes build teachers’ understanding of literacy and the art and science of teaching children how to read and write. By focusing on professional skills that improve over time and are not lost when administrations, buildings, or curricula change, CLI helps create a sustainable, school-wide culture of literacy that introduces students to the joys of reading, writing, and life-long learning.
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Location: HQ & Training Center
990 Spring Garden St.
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm
CLI promotes and enforces a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Nondiscrimination is practiced in employment including recruitment, selection, job assignment, pay, benefits, training, transfer, promotion, termination, and social and recreational programs. CLI will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.
CLI is also committed to a workplace in which every employee respects the rights of every other co-worker. The organization does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination against any employee or worker. Anyone who experiences or witnesses any form of harassment or discrimination, is obligated to report it immediately to your Supervisor, Department Manager/Director, HR Manager, or the Deputy Director without fear of retaliation.