K-12 Literacy Conference

Adopted Charities – Spring 2024

Because the Gathering is a day of free learning, we invite you to donate what you would have spent on coffee, lunch, or even registration for an amazing day like this.

Pay The Joy Forward™️ to support others!

We Need Diverse Books was chosen by Samira Ahmed

About We Need Diverse Books from their website:

“Founded by marginalized authors, We Need Diverse Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
that strives to diversify the publishing industry from creation to classroom and to
make bookshelves more equitable—all to promote literacy, build empathy, and
reduce bias.”

Latinx KidLit Book Festival and National Writing Project were chosen by Tracey Flores and María Fránquiz

About Latinx KidLit Book Festival, from their website:

“The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Latinx KidLit Book Festival was created in 2020 during the COVID pandemic by members of Las Musas Books. Our aim was to connect Latinx authors and illustrators with readers and educators in classrooms around the globe. Since then, and with the help of countless volunteers, the festival has continued to foster a love of story and literacy as well as increase empathy and conversation among educators, students, and book lovers while uplifting the voices of Latinx kidlit book creators.”

About National Writing Project, from their website:

“The National Writing Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We are a network of teachers, university faculty, researchers, writers, and community educators working to advance writing and the teaching of writing. We engage great educators at all levels and in all subjects in deepening their understanding of the teaching of writing and working as leaders in their schools, communities, and in the profession at large.”

Disclaimer: Most “adopted charities” are identified by the United States Internal Revenue Service (US IRS) as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations at the time of their selection to the Gathering. View additional data reported to the US IRS by searching the Just Give database (quick results), ProPublica database (records download), or by visiting IRS.gov for information. The charities listed on this website are offered only as suggestions, a decision to donate is your personal choice. By clicking on third-party links that take you outside of The Educator Collaborative family of websites or by making a donation to these or any other charities, through any means, you (a) acknowledge that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction and (b) agree to thoroughly vet a charity before making a donation and (c) you indemnify and hold harmless The Educator Collaborative, LLC, and the presenters listed on this website, and their officers, assigns, members, and staff, from any claims, damages, or other harms arising from your actions.

Supporting charitable causes makes a big difference in their ability to sustain and serve. As with all charitable giving, do your research and when you feel confident in your decision, give what you can.