Delray Beach- 2017 All-America City for the 3rd Time!

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Delray Beach- 2017 All-America City for the 3rd Time!

 

We are once again proud of Delray Beach for being named one of the 2017 All-America Cities!  And, Delray is the only Florida city to receive this honor three times. You can learn about the other All-America Cities here.

 

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The All-America City award is the “oldest (1894) and most prestigious civic award by the National Civic League.”

 

The 15 cities chosen were recognized for their efforts in the campaign for grade-level reading.

 

In 2010, Delray learned that only half of the city’s children could read at grade level by the 3rd grade. This is the grade at which an individual transition from learning to read to reading to learn. They began their Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

 

Various programs were implemented to:

1.Increase school attendance

2.Increase children’s readiness to learn by the time they begin school

3.Continue this effort through the summer months.

 

With the help and support of parents, the community, local educators and businesses, there was a significant increase in the mean reading scores of participants. And “ Delray Beach saw an increase of 22 percent over two years in the number of low-income children reading proficiently.”

 

The ability to read and how it affects a person’s success not only in school but in life and in the community!

 

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Congratulations Delray Beach!

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Congratulations to Del Ray Beach for winning the All American City Award.  You all definitely care about your community.

Jul 14, 2017 08:48 AM #11
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Well how about that....three times !  We'll have to see those judges get to Wisconsn one  of these years !

Jul 14, 2017 10:16 AM #12
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Kathy,

I am sure that all your wonderful posts had an effiect on voting Delrey Beach an all American City.  A

Jul 14, 2017 10:56 AM #13
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Will Hamm
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Hello kathy,  i know you have something to do with the ranking,  You promote the area so good!

Jul 14, 2017 12:02 PM #14
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Brian England
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Nice to see that a city in Arizona made it as well.  I don't spend much time in Avondale though.

Jul 14, 2017 12:38 PM #15
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Congratulations to Delray Beach.  This is great promotional information for Realtors; especially since parents are always looking for good schools for their kids.

Jul 14, 2017 12:39 PM #16
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Kathy - Kudos to Delray Beach - that's a big deal! I lived in a city once that tried for many years to achieve that honor, without success, and I know it's very difficult to qualify. Have a great weekend!

Jul 14, 2017 12:45 PM #17
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Sharon Tara
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Congratulations Delray Beach! That is pretty impressive to win three years in a row!

Jul 14, 2017 02:10 PM #18
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I'm glad to hear that Delray Beach continues to receiving All America City status. 

Jul 14, 2017 03:49 PM #19
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Hi Kathy -- over the years we have had some of our local cities awarded the All America City honor but I'm unaware of any repeat winners.  Good job, Delray Beach for making a difference.  

Jul 14, 2017 04:07 PM #20
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Kathy Streib
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Barbara Todaro there are a lot of good cities on the list, aren't there.

James Dray Delray is always looking after the community.

Dorie Dillard Weird Austin is on a list of its own.

Gabe Sanders Yes, congratulations to Delray!!!! YEA!

Jul 14, 2017 04:12 PM #21
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Kathy Streib
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Wayne Martin the beach renovation should be ready soon! 

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 My idea of a treat is time to sit down with a good book.

Doug Dawes you should!  There are even more things to do in the winter.

Nina Hollander We have some issues that we're working on but it's a start.

Jul 14, 2017 04:17 PM #22
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Grant Schneider I can remember when I first saaw the signs here for it.

Hi Gita Bantwal And thank you for that.

Chris Ann Cleland We've moved away twice and returned...that's how much we love it.

Jul 14, 2017 04:20 PM #23
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson They should!!! Get Matty to get something started.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel That's very kind of you but the city and all of the people are the stars!

Will Hamm We're lucky to have so many good citizens.

Jul 14, 2017 04:22 PM #24
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Brian England I'm not familiar with Avondale but I really support any program that focuses on literacy.

Pamela Cendejas I agree!  You're so good about reminding us how we can use this!!

Jul 14, 2017 04:35 PM #25
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Dick Greenberg Thank you. Delray needed this boost because of other issues we're combating.

Sharon Tara It's our third time to win and we're very proud.

Myrl Jeffcoat Our library has a very proactive summer programs for children.

Jul 14, 2017 04:37 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs we have so many children who need additional help and I'm glad that the city is trying to support them.

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So this next trip down in August we will have the time to get to your ufair city.

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You always depict the best of Delray beach. I can see why it is so popular Kathy Streib 

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Kathy\

That is great recognition for Delray Beach Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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