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Reading Power Celebrating 20 Years of Literacy Success

Reading Power CEO Lisa Bulzoni talks about celebrating 20 years of literacy success on Chicago’s WLS radio statio. Take a listen.

Sisters Amy Marsch, Alison Graf, and Brooke Davis

Brooke Davis appears in Forest & Bluff

For the Love of Literacy: Site Coordinator Brooke Davis and her sisters appear in Forest & Bluff’s April 2024 issue.

Mary Jane Hender

Mary Jane Hender Featured in Sheridan Road

Gift of Literacy: Reading Power Co-Founder Mary Jane Hender Featured in the October 2023 Issue of Sheridan Road Magazine.

Play For Literacy

Play For Literacy Featured in Forest & Bluff

Play for Literacy was featured in the Social Life section of the November issue of Forest & Bluff.

Mary Jane Hender

Mary Jane Hender featured in The Patch

Reading Power co-founder and Board member Mary Jane Hender was featured in the Community Corner section of The Patch.

#HASHTAG: Lisa Bulzoni

Lisa Bulzoni featured in The Weekender

Reading Power CEO Lisa Bulzoni was featured in The Weekender newspaper as part of their Hashtag weekly feature.

Alumni-Founded Nonprofit Accelerates Literacy Learning

National Louis University Features Reading Power

2022 Best of Lake Forest Crystal Award

2022 Best of Lake Forest Awards Winner

Reading Power is proud to have been selected as 2022 Best of Lake Forest Awards winner in the Literacy Program category.

The Fine Family

Chicago Northshore Moms Network

Meet a Mom: Meet Kristin Fine, Director of Programs with Reading Power!


Chicago Northshore Moms Network recently featured our own Director of Programs Kristin Fine. Read the feature.

Reading Power CEO Lisa Bulzoni

Reading Power CEO Lisa Bulzoni Featured in the October 2022 Issue of Sheridan Road Magazine

Thank you to Sheridan Road magazine for featuring our literacy leader, Reading Power CEO Lisa Bulzoni in the October 2022 Power Women issue. Read the feature.

Best of 2022 Deerfield

2022 Best of Deerfield Awards Winner

Reading Power is proud to have been selected as the 2022 Best of Deerfield Awards winner in the Literacy Program category.

Deerfield Neighbors
Deerfield Neighbors

Deerfield Neighbors Charity Spotlight | July 2022

Reading Power Kicks Off 20th Year of One-to-One Tutoring with New Leadership This Fall


Reading Power, Inc., Lake Country-based literacy nonprofit providing one-to-one literacy tutoring for at-risk students in North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion, IL will kick off the 2022-2023 program year this September under new leadership.

Former Deerfield resident Lisa Bulzoni, MEd, was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer this May and current longtime Deerfield resident Kristin Fine, MEd, assumed the Director of Programs role. As CEO, Lisa will bring her innovative thinking, passion, and above all, dedication to the organization’s mission to foster the promise of literacy. “My life’s work and passion have been to make a difference in the lives of children. Reading Power is at the forefront of improving the literacy lives of children and I look forward to finding additional ways to bring the joy of literacy to even more students,” Lisa shared.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the literacy needs of at-risk students Reading Power serves rapidly grew. School closures and low engagement in virtual learning were added barriers to learning. Students are now even further behind than ever. Statistics show us the devastation that results from not being able to read proficiently can be. Two-thirds of children who cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade will end up in jail or on welfare. The cost of not providing early intervention is devasting. The need is urgent. The good news is that Reading Power is a part of the solution. Research shows that the kind of one-to-one support Reading Power provides students is a proven catalyst for accelerated learning. Reading Power can provide young children the reading intervention they need for $2,000 per student each year. But our work is not done, and we NEED YOUR help. Please visit our website to donate or learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor.

Lisa Bulzoni, MEd

Reading Power, Inc. Announces New CEO Leadership

Lisa Bulzoni, MEd, was recently promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Lisa brings 25 years of educational experience to the CEO role, after most recently serving as Reading Power’s Executive Director of Programs and Operations. A valued and trusted leader, Lisa has been instrumental in the organization’s tremendous success since joining in 2017. Under her guidance, Reading Power programs have been expanded, tutor recruitment and engagement have improved, and the impact with students has increased, despite the many challenges the COVID pandemic brought.