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Hill District Early Literacy Initiative (HDELI)

Calling all parents in the Hill District!
We have an exciting initiative just for you. Our focus is on fostering early literacy skills and creating a vibrant community that values reading for children from birth to Grade 3.

We believe in the power of community engagement and collaboration. That's why we bring together Hill District residents and stakeholders to promote early literacy activities. Our goal? To boost reading performance among Hill District students and set them up for success.

One of the ways we do this is through our bi-monthly community story times. Join us and watch your child's love for reading grow as they embark on magical literary adventures. These story times are not only fun and engaging but also provide valuable learning opportunities for children.

By participating in these events, you'll become part of a supportive community that values the importance of early literacy. Together, we can make a difference in our children's educational journeys.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Join us for our next community story time and let's inspire a lifelong love for reading in our children.

For more information contact Cansa Jay at
412-281-2573 or by email at

Parent Engagement Survey

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Our goal? To boost reading performance among Hill District students and set them up for success.


We are interested in hearing parent feedback about how you currently engage your child or children in literacy, what barriers may exist, and how we can best support you!


If you are a resident of the Hill District, please consider taking 5 minutes to fill out our survey by scanning the QR code below or completing the survey at


The survey is confidential and will help our initiative with future program direction to best support Hill District parents! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 4120281-2573 or email

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