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  • Education transforms the lives of individuals and is the foundation for strong, economically vital communities. In the knowledge economy, the library is the learning institution ready to guide and support citizens at every age and level of need.

Book Rich

Book Rich Environments

Book Rich Environments is a collaboration between nonprofit organizations, national government agencies and corporate publishers that aims to infuse public housing communities across the U.S. with a vibrant and accessible culture of books and to improve opportunities and outcomes for children living in public housing.

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Building Equity

Building Equity: Amplify Summer Learning

The Building Equity: Amplify Summer Learning initiative supports engaging learning opportunities for middle school youth in summertime who have historically been excluded from STEM opportunities (e.g., based on race, income, gender, ability).

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Food Security

Libraries and Food Security

This initiative seeks to research and develop a baseline understanding of the breadth of activities, programs, services and resources that public libraries currently provide in the areas of access to healthy foods, nutrition and healthy eating, provision of meals as well as identify the approaches that promote greater food security in local communities, especially targeting Black communities in rural, suburban and urban areas.

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Partners for Middle School STEM

This project focused on building community partnerships that resulted in increased science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for low-income middle school students in urban areas.

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Statement Summer

Statement on Summer Learning

ULC, in partnership with National Summer Learning Association, issued a Call to Action on Equity in Summer Learning. This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just.

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ULC's Summer Learning Boot Camp Series

As part of the Building Equity: Amplify Summer Learning initiative, ULC offered an informational boot camp series designed to support libraries as they work to amplify equity in summer learning.

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