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We believe that by working together, we can discover lasting solutions to the literacy challenges our students and schools face and provide every child in our community the opportunity to become a proficient reader.  We value collaboration amongst educators and literacy organizations and desire to engage the broader community to employ a collective impact model.

The organizations below are currently working toward the same goal of supporting children in our community in achieving literacy success and participate in quarterly collaboration meetings to discover and share the best and most effective practices in doing so.


Bayshore Christian Ministries

KidSmart KidSmart is an after school academic enrichment program run by Bayshore Christian ​Ministries (BCM) ​that supports the academic and social development of the children of our community. BCM has been working with youth in the community since 1984. Volunteer Role Volunteers are needed to provide homework help, one-on-one reading and help with outdoor recess games....
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Experience Corps Bay Area

Experience Corps Bay Area engages older adults (50+) as volunteer tutors and mentors to increase the literacy skills of K-3rd grade students in local public schools. Through this generational exchange, children succeed, older adults thrive, and communities are made stronger. During the 2014-2015 school year, 73% of students in the Experience Corps Bay Area program...
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Familias Unidas

Families United through Literacy and Learning promotes the progress of our community by teaching parents how to help and support their children achieve academic success.  Through a 10-week long evening training course developed by Secundino Zuno and Ninfa Zuno, this 2-level program fosters academic excellence in students’ households and in the classroom by integrating families...
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Generations United, Inc.

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Generations United, Inc. sponsors a reading program for under-resourced students in Redwood City.  We read 1 hour a week, 1-on-1, utilizing donated books that are leveled in accordance with Redwood City School District standards.  We also offer ESL for parents 1 night a week and a 6-week summer program for 200 children in conjunction with Redwood...
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Healthy Cities Tutoring

Healthy Cities Tutoring is a tutor-mentor program that provides elementary and middle school children with one-on-one support from community volunteers. The overall goal of Healthy Cities Tutoring is to improve the academic performance, engagement in learning and self-esteem of children aged 5-14 who are enrolled in the program and assigned a tutor. Teachers refer children...
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