Birthed from a love of children’s literature and family learning engagement, Tiffany Rachann started Imagiread in 2010, shortly after the writing and self-publishing of her first title, “It’s Water Time, Ma”.
Highlighting proper hydration and conservation, the book became a popular S.T.E.M. reference with school-aged children, parents, and educators; and eventually caught the attention of the Executive Director at an educational organization who wanted to collaborate to create a S.T.R.E.A.M-based literacy development curriculum.
It was then that Tiffany started to formulate a needs assessment under the guise of a community-based participatory research project to learn more about the reading habits and needs of several contained communities.
Her research uncovered an underlying need. The need for programs that empower, inspire, and offer a progressive continuum. Ones that are representative and responsive to cultural diversity and inclusion while being facilitated ethically and with integrity.
Since, Imagiread has had the opportunity to touch more than 6,000 children and their families through in-classroom instruction, out-of-school time programming, community-based learning engagement, and professional development series.
Our impact has always been deeply rooted in a knowing that surpasses exploitative and performative frameworks to encourage uniquity, healthy actualization, and personal learning strategy development.
It’s what the community has consistently identified as the Imagiread Difference. And it’s who we are and will always be.
Awards, Grants, & Certifications
The City of Houston-Certificate and Letter of Recognition from Mayor Sylvester Turner for Imagiread’s Little Free Library at The Park at Palm Center and Community Garden, February 2020
CASE for KIDS/Harris County Department of Education-High Quality Service Provider, May 2019
2x Amber Grant Recipient (Progress-based) February 2018, January 2019
SAVE THE CHILDREN – Community Recovery Partnership Acknowledgment May 2019
Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation-GO Neighborhoods! Grant, Oct. 2019
Sky’s The Limit Friends and Family Grant-October 2021
Train the Trainer – The Alliance for Healthier Generation, April 2018
Establishing STEM Identity and Relevance Digital Badge-Digital Promise, December 2018
CBT Practitioner – Archeology, August 2019