THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our Second Annual State of Literacy Symposium! 

Please enjoy these videos of the day. We’re so grateful for your support, and for the time and wisdom of all our speakers.

Morning Session 1


Alison Hanold, Chicago Literacy Alliance

Brenda Palm, Working In The Schools (WITS)

Sen. Daniel Biss, Illinois State Senate

June Porter, Literacy Chicago

Panel: Effects of the State Budget Impasse

Mia Valdez Quellhorst, Working In The Schools (WITS)

Jeanette Castellanos Butt, Citizen Schools

Caroline Crozier, CSC Consulting Group

Melanie Sampson, Howard Area Community Center

Katherine Welsh, Ravenswood Elementary School

Morning Session 2

Panel: Private Funder Perspectives on the Unfunded State of Literacy

Liz Livingston Howard, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Frank Baiocchi, Polk Bros. Foundation

Yolanda Knight, Steans Family Foundation

Diane Whatton, BMO Harris

Afternoon Session

Future Hits: Literacy Sing-Along

Matt Baron, Future Hits