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About Us

The DABC will act locally and nationally to support Black children who are Dyslexic by empowering Black families and concerned communities. The approach focuses on raising awareness about Dyslexia and effective reading instruction, transforming barriers to literacy through education and empowerment, and confronting racial bias in public education through collaboration and action.

This level only increased to 26% for African American boys not living below the  poverty line (U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2013 Reading Assessment; KIDS COUNT.).

Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a key predictor of high school graduation. Among 4th graders, only 10% of African-American boys living below the poverty line, scored at or above 4th-grade proficiency level.

82% of Black or African-American fourth graders scored below proficient reading level compared to 66% of all fourth graders.

Important Facts

We are facing a national literacy crisis, which disproportionately affects Black students.

Our Mission

To eliminate the amplified inequities for Black children experiencing unaddressed Dyslexia and related learning dis/abilities.

Our Vision

Every child is a learner empowered to reach their potential.

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