Educational Institutions

Capital Area Reach Out and Read Inc

  • Austin, TX
  • www.caror.org

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Mission Statement

Language and literacy development begin in the first months of life. Children from poor neighborhoods, children with limited proficiency in English, and children whose parents had difficulty learning to read are particularly at risk of entering schools with weaknesses in emergent literacy skills and of falling behind from the outset. Few parents reach out for help from experts and it is a national challenge to reach parents with literacy information and support.

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ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Mindy Gomillion

Keywords

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early literacy, children's literacy, family literacy

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Also Known As

CAROR

EIN

74-3002925

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

CAROR supports the Reach Out and Read programs through fundraising; training and motivating clinic staff; recruiting and training clinic ROR volunteers; providing a communication network for ROR program coordinators and clinic staff; collecting and distributing used children's books for clinic waiting rooms; developing strategic alliances with local literacy and children's welfare community organizations; and raising community awareness of early literacy issues. Currently there are 14 ROR sites in the capital area. Each year, these ROR programs provide more than 12,000 new books to over 7,800 children and their families. Through the ROR sites and through community events, CAROR also distributes over 30,000 used books each year.

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Capital Area Reach Out and Read Inc

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Principal Officer

Mindy Gomillion

BIO

Mindy Gomillion was originally Executive Director of an advertising design firm in San Antonio. She later retired from the workforce to devote her time and energy to the rearing of her two children. During this time she assumed many and varied leadership positions within the community, all focusing on the welfare of children. In preparation for re-entering the workforce, Ms. Gomillion completed her MBA at St. Edward's University, graduating Summa cum Laude in 2003. Prior to serving as Executive Director of Capital Area Reach Out and Read, she served on the Board of Reading Is Fundamental of Austin. It was through a RIF partnership with CAROR that Ms. Gomillion learned about the opportunity to join CAROR in its goal of expanding the program.

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