Reading is The way up

Reading is The way up® and Dollars + Sense Financial Literacy

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Literacy Grants Program

Since 2005, City National Bank's Reading is The way up® literacy Grants Program has awarded more than $800,000 to elementary, middle and high schools for creative literacy projects.

Reading is the Way Up®

City National Bank's vision is for all children to discover the joy of reading and to experience a lifelong love of books. Research confirms that children learn better and are more likely to be literate later in life when they have access to books. The size and quality of a school library is the best predictor of academic achievement.

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Financial Literacy

Today, more than ever, teaching young people sound money management skills is critical to their future success. Students who earn how to save money and manage their finances are more likely to grow into wise and responsible consumers.

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Eligibility & Requirements

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