Community Stakeholders + How to Get Involved

Join one of Cedar Valley Readers’ Teams + see who we are currently partnered with.

Cedar Valley Readers (CVR) is a collaborative initiative led by a group of community stakeholders from many local organizations. Following the collective impact model, we gather on a regular basis to share information, exchange ideas, and work together to promote literacy initiatives happening in and around the Cedar Valley. CVR is led by our Steering Committee and our three Teams:

  1. School Readiness Team 
  2. School Attendance Team
  3. Summer Learning/Afterschool Team

Do you belong to an organization working toward similar goals?

Are you planning literacy awareness events and programs, creating literacy-related outreach materials, or working to raise awareness about the importance of school readiness, attendance,  and/or summer learning/afterschool here in the Cedar Valley? Join one of the three teams! We work better, together.

Contact Karlene Izer, CVR Coalition Coordinator, at or 319-292-1823 about how you can join one of our Teams!

List of our current partners and donors:

Anonymous Donor

Black Hawk County Gaming Association

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Cedar Falls Community Schools

Cedar Valley Medical

Cedar Valley United Way

Cedar Valley’s Promise

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Every Child Counts

Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa

Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber

Guernsey Foundation

Hawkeye Community College

Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral

Iowa Council of Foundations

Iowa Department of Education

Jacobsen Center for Comprehensive Literacy

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Operation Threshold

Quota International Club

R.J. McElroy Trust


Tri-County Child and Family Development Council


University of Iowa Credit Union

Vision To Learn

Waterloo Community Schools

YMCA of Black Hawk County