Earl Martin Phalen

Earl Martin Phalen is the CEO of Reach Out and Read and founder of Summer Advantage USA. Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit that works through 12,000 pediatricians and in partnership with 4 million parents to ensure that all children, regardless of income, arrive at kindergarten ready to learn and excel. Phalen grew his former organization, BELL, from a community service project educating 20 children to a $27M national nonprofit educating 15,000 scholars annually. Phalen graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School.