Mission & Vision



CCIRA collaboratively encourages, supports, and advances literacy through research-based instructional practices to increase literacy access to all.


All people will be empowered to critically engage in our changing world by developing and utilizing literacy skills throughout life.


The purposes of CCIRA are: 

•     To promote the improvement of literacy instruction at all levels with diverse populations
•     To encourage lifelong habits in literacy and an appreciation of the value of reading and writing
•     To support local councils and individual members in promoting and advancing literacy
•     To recognize and honor significant contributions to and achievements in literacy
•     To be a respected and viable voice in literacy conversations and decisions in Colorado
•     To advocate for policies and practices that support the best for all learners

The following goals for 2016-17 were established by the CCIRA Executive Committee:

•     Support professional development through the integration of technology, as a tool for learning, collaboration, and communication
•     Strengthen partnerships with professional and community organizations
•     Increase visibility and influence of CCIRA through an active and involved membership
•     Offer ongoing support to local councils
•     Conduct one community service project per year to support literacy instruction.