Changing lives a book at a time: Children’s Literacy Foundation

Duncan McDougall quit his job as a globetrotting management consultant in order to help those in need. In 1998, he founded the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). Today, CLiF has provided free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 in almost 85% of the communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. McDougall discusses how CLiF is fighting poverty in rural towns and prisons one book at a time. He is joined by several beneficiaries of CLiF’s work.


Duncan McDougall, Jess Kell, & Jamie Kinnarney, Founder and Executive Director, Children’s Literacy Foundation; Kids-A-Part program for incarcerated mothers, Lund Family Center; Principal, Williamstown Elementary School, respectively