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Better Basics, Inc.

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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Literacy, Parent & Teacher Groups, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Youth Development

Mission: Better Basics, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to advance literacy by providing reading intervention and enrichment in high-need schools.

Target demographics: children become better readers

Geographic areas served: Alabama

Programs: Reading Intervention, MORE (Motivators of Reading Enrichment, Ready 2 Read/Wise Words, Schoolwide Enrichment, Birmingham Reads, Summer Camp, and 21st Century HOPE Community Learning Centers.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Better Basics is a wonderful organization from School wide programs to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. They are doing so much for our children and communities.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Better Basics has been instrumental in helping children discover the love of reading! Great organization that is committed to their mission.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Better Basics, under the leadership of Karen Capp, is a strong organization that is accomplishing its goals. From dedicated volunteers with huge hearts, to a compassionate mission statement, and supportive management, Better Basics is a great nonprofit!