City National Bank's vision is for all children to discover the joy of reading and experience a lifelong love of books. Research confirms that children learn better and are more likely to be literate later in life when they have access to books. The size and quality of a school library is the best predictor of a student’s academic achievement.
Reading is the Way Up is a multifaceted program that supports K-12 literacy education. Through this program, City National® invests in:
- School libraries with gifts of books
- K-12 schools with grants to enhance literacy efforts
- Colleagues with paid time off to read to students during the workday (up to 3 hours per month)