2021 Grant Recipient

DeCode Project

AWARD: $105,000


PROJECT: King Elementary Literacy Program 

How this funding will impact this organization:  

Launched in Louisville in 2018, the DeCode Project is closing the opportunity gap by providing structured literacy instruction to elementary students with learning differences and financial barriers. In that time, DP has worked with over 40 students, four youth-serving organizations and has grown to a staff of 15 Literacy Mentors. Three key aspects to DP’s work are training Literacy Mentors, teaching kids to read and developing a network of advocates. 

Wish List: 

  • Pencils, Dry Erase Markers and Erasers
  • Letter Tiles (Lakeshore classroom set)
  • Laminating Sheets, Colored Printers
  • Masks
  • Disinfectant Spray and wipes
  • 1/2 and 1 binders
  • 3 mini projectors
  • extension cords/surge protectors
  • pocket folders with binder
  • binding machine
  • 3 hole punch
  • reams of paper
  • manila folders
  • tissue and hand sanitizer