Better Basics, Inc.

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Better Basics, Inc.

Phone: 205.944.2928
Detail: Provides reading intervention for struggling readers, promotes reading for pleasure, and provides enrichment program, all in poverty-area public schools.
2023 Allocation: $160,852
Total Funding: $160,852

Better Basics is working to eradicate childhood illiteracy and ultimately improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are empowering children, improving the community and reducing illiteracy. More than 16,000 children in kindergarten through eighth grade in 43 schools across central Alabama receive our programs.


At Better Basics, our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by advancing literacy through enrichment and intervention programs.


Better Basics provides literacy intervention and enrichment programs for elementary- and middle- school students throughout Alabama. Our programs empower our community’s youth, helping children learn to read, comprehend, retain and, ultimately, learn – increasing confidence levels, infusing literature into children’s homes and exposing kids to multi-cultural arts and enrichment programs.

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