The Learning Alliance was founded on the premise that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and that literacy is the gateway to that success. Started in 2009, by two mothers and a philanthropist who realized the importance of literacy, The Learning Alliance set out to improve the social and economic welfare of our community by tackling the unacceptable literacy rate prevalent here and throughout the country. This movement, now comprised of an entire community, aims to achieve the audacious Moonshot Moment goal of 90% Literacy by the Third Grade. While our journey to student-centered literacy education began with a moral belief that no child should have to suffer with reading and learning, we soon realized this was also an economic imperative.





Moonshot the Puppet, along with a few friends, appeared in classrooms, living rooms and throughout the community to continue teaching students virtually as we journey though the COVID-19 pandemic.

Merging Our Communities





On April 1, 2020, TLA acquired Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative (KRC), expanding our reach to 0-5 year olds.

Additional Professional Development





Launched AIM Pathways PD






  • Expanded MSA to 8 campuses
  • Expanded 3GI to 12 campuses
  • Added K-2 Coaches on 4 campuses
Launched Moonshot Monday's Professional Learning Community (PLC)





Launched Moonshot Monday's PLC

Added Third Grade Interventionists (3GI) on 5 campuses





Added Third Grade Interventionists onto 5 campuses

Children Services Advisory Council awarded More Millage





CSAC awarded More Millage

Unit Planning (UP) Campaign Launched with SDIRC





UP Campaign Launched with SDIRC

Moonshot Summer Teacher Institute Launched





MSI Summer Teacher Institute Launched

Blast off into Reading!





Team TLA launched the Moonshot Bookmobile to make literacy more accessible all around Indian River County. The Bookmobile gifts free books for all kids.

Moonshot Academy launched on school campuses





Moonshot Academy launched on school campuses

Conscious Discipline introduced at Indian River Academy





Conscious Discipline introduced at Indian River Academy

PACESETTER Award Winning Programs





Since 2012, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has recognized our Moonshot Moment movement as a Pacesetter and BrightSpot for our collaborative work toward the 90% literacy goal.

Summer 2012
Set Moonshot Moment Goal





The Learning Alliance's Moonshot Goal of 90% literacy by the end of third grade was created.

Literacy Leaders / Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) created





Literacy Leaders / MCAN created

Fall 2010
Fundations program is in 3 out of 13 schools





Fundations program is in 3 out of 13 schools

The Beginning...





  • Sonday introduced into schools
  • Master Coach Training Initiated
  • Moonshot Academy started at Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC)