Literacy Innovations for Neighborhoods in Kentucky
kedc project

Literacy Innovations 
for Neighborhoods in Kentucky


About Project LINK: The Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (KEDC), in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), Union College (UC), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) – State Agency and National Non-Profits of the National Literacy Project (NLP) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) present Project Literacy Innovations for Neighborhoods in Kentucky (LINK) to provide and expand early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, and increase student achievement by using school libraries as partners to improve literacy, distributing free books to children and their families through RIF, and offering high-quality literacy activities. 

KEDC is an educational service provider serving the 12,321 students in a consortia of eight Rural (based on data from National Center for Education Statistics) districts in Eastern Kentucky of: 1) Barbourville Ind. 2) Knox Co. 3) Lewis Co. 4) Lee Co. 
5) Middlesboro Ind. 6) Owsley Co. 7) Pineville Ind. 8) Wolfe Co. with a total of 37 schools.