CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change


CFLeads Chronic Absence Network

In partnership with Attendance Works, CFLeads implemented an innovative issue network with community teams in California to promote reading proficiency and better school performance in the early grades by reducing chronic absence and creating a local culture of regular school attendance.

A recently completed evaluation found the following:

read the full
Chronic Absence Network Evaluation

Download: Evaluation of CFLeads Chronic Absence Network

About the Chronic Absence Network:

The participating community foundations in California:

The Annie E. Casey Foundation was the lead funder of this effort as part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

Interested in learning more about upcoming issue networks?
Contact Caroline Merenda, CFLeads Program Director, at
or 800-292-6149 ext. 610.