A grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation will help students develop literacy skills

August 12, 2019

Crossroads Center for Children is excited to announce a new grant from The Nora Roberts Foundation!

The Nora Roberts Foundation has provided a $3,000 grant in support of the curricular programming at Crossroads! This generous gift will help our school greatly in the area of literacy and allow us to purchase needed resources for the 2019-20 school year, particularly in the area of Learning Without Tears and Learning A-Z.

Across the school, Crossroads uses curriculum to support the individual needs of the students in each class. Learning Without Tears and Touch Math have been used for the past several years, and Learning A-Z is a more recent addition to the program. As new students come to us, and as we keep pace with changes in our state’s learning standards, it is increasingly important to have the curricular materials and supplies in place that will help students gain needed skills.

Nora Roberts, best-selling and well-known author, supports children and education through her foundation. We love this quote found posted on the foundation’s website about literacy:

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
– Frederick Douglass

Also from the foundation’s website:


In 2001 Nora Roberts created the Nora Roberts Foundation. A successful business woman as well as a best-selling author, Ms. Roberts envisioned the foundation as an avenue of support for organizations promoting and encouraging literacy, children, the arts and humanitarian efforts. These areas, particularly important to her and her family, serve as the focus of the foundation.

For more information about Nora Roberts, please visit her website: www.noraroberts.com

Mission Statement

The primary focus of the Nora Roberts Foundation is to support Literacy. Additional areas of focus are: Children’s programs, Arts organizations, and Humanitarian efforts, with local organizations being its priority. All organizations supported must be a registered 501(c)(3).

Crossroads is proud to be selected and is grateful for this generous gift that will help our students increase their literacy skills through the coming year! Thank you, Nora Roberts Foundation for your wonderfully generous support!


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