Kelly Hunter – Guest Contributor
Jun 21 @ 9:15 am
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Catch Up & Read, a Dallas-based nonprofit whose mission is to equip children from underserved communities to read on grade level by the end of third grade, will be Galleria Dallas’ Gallery Wall partner for the month of July.


The nonprofit’s exhibit, “Growing Confident Readers and Teachers Across North Texas,” will be displayed on Galleria Dallas’ Gallery Wall on Level 1 next to Apple from July 1-29.





Catch Up & Read empowers teachers with evidence-based literacy practices that give first- through third-graders the reading foundation they need to succeed in school and life. During this school year, the program, now in its 15th year, has worked with 20 schools, 126 teachers and 860 students. 94% of students in the program grew in reading skills, significantly outpacing their peers, and 95% of teachers report seeing a significant positive impact on their teaching.


The Gallery Wall offers viewers important information about the science of reading, including the five pillars of reading, why third-grade reading is so important, and summer reading tips for parents to help beat the summer slide that can happen between school years.


Along with the Gallery Wall, Catch Up & Read will offer Read Alouds with special speakers Tuesday mornings at 10:30 throughout July. Galleria Dallas will also offer readings on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout July with children’s authors including Jenn Hill, Rachel Más-Davidson and Brad Davidson, Nancy Churnin, Ha Dinh and Orion Jean reading from their books. Readings will take place on Level 3 near the Children’s Play Place.


“At Catch Up & Read, we believe in the power of literacy to transform lives and communities,” said Carol Goglia, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “The Gallery Wall at Galleria Dallas will help Catch Up & Read engage the community and raise awareness of the critical importance of learning to read by third grade.”


“Over the years, Catch Up & Read has trained more than 500 teachers who have impacted more than 50,000 students with high-quality reading instruction,” said Galleria Dallas Director of Marketing Megan Townsend. “We’re proud to feature the nonprofit on our Gallery Wall in July and encourage shoppers to bring their children or grandchildren in to take advantage of the book readings happening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month.”




What: Growing Confident Readers and Teachers Across North Texas at Galleria Dallas


When: July 1-29, 2024


Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240. Located on Level 1 on the Gallery Wall next to Apple.


Cost: Free







What: Read Alouds with special guests


When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout July. Tuesdays will feature special guests from Catch Up & Read. Wednesdays will feature the following children’s authors:

  • July 3: Jenn Hill, Looking for Magic
  • July 10: Rachel Más Davidson, I Love You Mucho Mucho, and Brad Davidson, Pocket Full of Sads
  • July 17: Nancy Churnin – The William Hoy Story
  • July 24: Ha Dinh, Where Wildflowers Grow
  • July 31: Orion Jean, Race to Kindness


Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240. Located on Level 3 near the Children’s Play Place


Cost: Free




About Galleria Dallas 

Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, The Westin Galleria Dallas and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 12 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is owned by MetLife Investment Management, managed by Trademark Property Group, Inc.  Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240.

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Founded in 2009, Catch Up & Read’s mission is to empower children from underserved communities to read on grade level by the end of third grade by equipping their teachers with best practices in literacy intervention. Catch Up & Read trains and coaches campus teachers to elevate their instructional skills and deliver after-school tutoring. Catch Up & Read’s model of improving teacher competency provides a long-term multiplier that impacts thousands of students for years to come. Since its inception, CAR has trained over 500 teachers who have impacted over 50,000 students with high-quality, effective reading instruction. Based on results and recommendations from partner schools, Catch Up & Read has a waiting list for its services. For more information, go