"Low literacy is the root cause of almost all social ills, including crime rates, drop out rates, joblessness, homelessness, social injustice, and health issues."

-Anise Parker

FUNDING: Bridge Literacy Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization who seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs.

 ConNIE Rankin

Founder of Bridge Literacy Now


Award winning Entrepreneur & Author of  God Gave Us Wings a new book where she shares the stories of a group of women who have defied all odds to emerge as champions. As founder of a successful woman-owned business, she’s learned firsthand the challenges women face in everyday life, especially in the workforce. Everyone from CEO's to Fortune 500 companies to regular, everyday people want to know… is it possible to overcome major life setbacks… to later live a happier, more successful and more fulfilled life.

Bridge Literacy Now collaborating with other organizations to help reclaim the future of America's 4th graders

Now imagine how stressful it must be for over 39% of single moms with two children living in poverty. Single mothers often spend  half their income going towards rent and a third (1/3) going towards childcare.This leaves very little money for Educational Expenses.


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

-Nelson Mandela

Did you know that...

-  2/3 of students not reading by 4th grade wind up in prison or on welfare

-  70% of American Inmates read under 4th grade level

Until the cycle of low literacy is broken, the cycle of poverty will remain unbroken.

Bridge Literacy Now is collaborating with other organizations to close the gap between poverty and literacy. We will donate books, provide goal setting techniques and time management seminars to sponsoring organizations to elevate women. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for both mom and their children to improve reading skills for children by the 4th grade to reduce the cradle to prison pipeline. Thereby saving taxpayers on average $44,000 per year for every child prevented from entering the criminal system.

I'm sure you’ve heard the phrase 

“If momma ain’t happy no one is happy!”