Emily Roden

Emily Roden, Founder of ReadyRosie


June 8, 2015

DENTON, TX – The founder of Denton-based educational startup ReadyRosie has been invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver, CO on June 8-10, 2015. Emily Roden will join 92 other national education leaders selected to participate in the initiative’s Early Childhood Education Working Group as they “focus on actionable strategies to address some of the most critical questions for the future of America’s young children.”

ReadyRosie is helping schools and communities scale and deepen their early childhood parent engagement efforts by putting high quality English and Spanish videos into the hands of parents and caregivers each day modeling everyday activities they can be doing with their children (0-5 year olds). “We believe that we can unlock the potential of our nation’s youngest minds by unlocking the potential of their parents and caregivers,” says Emily Roden, a former school teacher and mother of three young kids.

Launching only three years ago, ReadyRosie is putting high quality PreK tools into the hands of 40,000 parents and caregivers every day in over 60 communities in 18 states.

Each participant in CGI America agrees to develop a commitment designed to identify collaboration opportunities with other participants. While the ReadyRosie team will be officially formulating their commitment over the course of the CGI America meeting, Roden has already identified several communities within which to pilot, scale, and replicate innovative strategies using ReadyRosie, including Atlanta, Tampa, Tulsa, Austin, Cleveland and San Antonio.

“I’m honored to attend CGI America and work with such an accomplished group of early childhood leaders. I couldn’t be happier with the many communities who are partnering with us to pilot the new strategies we anticipate will result from our CGI commitment, particularly as it relates to how our resource is delivered and how the impact is measured. We know that schools and communities want to reach the most hard to reach parents with resources, sometimes well before their kids ever step foot into their schools,” says Emily Roden.

Emily Roden can be reached for more information about her participation at CGI America at eroden@readyrosie.com or 940-300-7084. If unable to reach her, please call 940-206-5239.


The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 400 commitments, which have improved the lives of nearly 1.4 million people.

CGI also convenes an Annual Meeting, which brings together global leaders to take action and create positive social change, CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI will also convene CGI Middle East & Africa, which will bring together leaders across sectors to take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.