Roanoke honored as All-America City

Do you think Roanoke is a great place to live and work? Well so does the National Civic League! The organization just named the community an All-America City – for a record sixth time.

The award is given to each year to recognize outstanding examples of community problem solving, civic engagement and collaboration between the public, profit and nonprofit sectors. This year the award had a special focus: applicants were asked to develop comprehensive plans to bridge the reading gap between at-risk students and other learners. The awardees named today were among 124 communities that met in Denver to launch a network dedicated to improving early literacy and bridging the performance gap among young readers nationwide.

All of this year’s winners were recognized for their plans to ensure that more children are proficient readers by the end of third grade.

Read more about it here.