E3 is a bipartisan, statewide, issue-advocacy organization.


44% of Virginia’s children are NOT READY for kindergarten.

The achievement and readiness gaps begin long before a child enters the kindergarten classroom. The research tells us that investing in early education benefits children, families + society.

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E3 Pivots to Tackle BIG Challenges

Dear Friends, In 2005, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, business, civic and philanthropic leaders created Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads (SBSHR), one of three regional early education initiatives in the…
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