The Shadow Project


To make school more accessible and engaging for children with dyslexia, ADHD and autism, so they can achieve their full potential. Shadow equips teachers in 35 Portland-area schools with innovative tools and strategies that build strong academic habits for kids with learning challenges who have been historically marginalized.

Bottom Line for Portland

Last school year, Shadow motivated 1,600 mostly low-income children with learning disabilities to set and meet their academic and social goals. It piloted audio libraries at eight high-needs schools where struggling readers completed a record 34,369 audio pages. Shadow returns $26 in benefits to the community for every $1 invested.

“The Shadow Project motivates me to work hard. My favorite class now is reading. I still don’t love reading out loud in class, but I will try.” —Erica, student with a learning disability

Business Partners

The deLaski Family Foundation will match all G!G donations of $50 or more to the Shadow Project, up to $10,000.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

Site by Grady Britton