Our Mission & History
Through books, EWDC helps children build the skills needed to thrive at school, at home, and in life.
Reading is fundamental to a child’s success in the classroom and in life. But it isn’t the only skill that matters. For children to truly thrive, they must also be confident in their potential and have the tools needed to navigate life’s obstacles. Unfortunately, too many children aren't getting the support they need to build these interconnected skills, with disparities falling along racial and economic lines. That's where EWDC comes in.
Since 1995, EWDC's programs have helped children develop the foundational skills needed to reach their potential. EWDC programs strengthen literacy skills, build social-emotional competencies, and develop a love of reading and learning—all key indicators of future success in the classroom and beyond.