The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, founded in 1989, has a vision of establishing reading as a value in every home in America. To date, the Barbara Bush Foundation has awarded more than $43 million to nearly a thousand family literacy programs across the country.
The former First Lady is the Foundation’s Honorary Chair; Jeb Bush and Doro Bush Koch serve as Co-Chairs. The mission of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is to establish reading as a value in every home in America. Programs funded by the Foundation seek to help adults become workforce ready through classes that encompass reading, math, English language, parenting skills, GED instruction and, in some cases, American Sign Language; help children start school ready to excel; and to perpetuate lifelong learning as a family value to be passed on through the generations.