The Early Literacy Success Alliance (ELSA) is a coalition of Oregon nonprofit partners and public libraries with proven impact dedicated to providing at-risk children and their families with the access, support, resources and instruction they need to establish a strong foundation of literacy.

Collectively, we serve as valuable allies to the public education system, supporting educators, schools and school districts, and families by applying our mutual skills and resources to help ensure children are prepared for successful futures.

ELSA Members:

  • Black Parent Initiative

  • The Children’s Book Bank

  • Metropolitan Family Service

  • Multnomah County Library

  • Oregon Public Libraries

  • Reach Out and Read Oregon

  • Reading Results

  • The Shadow Project

  • SMART Reading