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Early Literacy Community Council

Reading Ready Pittsburgh knows that we are stronger together. That's why we're bringing together community members who are passionate about early literacy to create a literacy dream world.

Reading Together

The Early Literacy Community Council is guided by its' mission of working to develop a strong early literacy foundation for families in the Mon Valley and to foster a literary community where everyone can succeed. The Early Literacy Community Council is comprised of parents, community members, librarians, and other professionals who want to make an impact on early literacy in the Mon Valley.

Together, we've determined five priorities:

  • Increasing access to Books

  • Providing Parent Support around early literacy 

  • Developing Creative Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Increasing the number of Family Friendly Reading and Play spaces

  • Creating an Information Campaign 


Beth Kocsis

Carl Lewis

Chardae Jones Charlyn Lyons Danielle Lewis Daye

DaMarra Underwood

Denise Dembski

Emily Kubincanek

Holly Cherpak

Kate Colucciok

Kathy Koltas

Kennethia Harris

Lynn Kawaratani

Markeya Lowry

Mary Denison

Mandee Williams

Megan Chips

Megan Nestor

Randi Owens

Stephanie McGuigan

Vince D'Alesio

Mark Sepe

Contact Mary at for more information. ​

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