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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.


Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Can you read this? That means you can help a child who can’t. In just one hour a week (or more – your choice!) you can help an at-risk child learn to love reading. Join the Jewish Coalition for Literacy as a volunteer reading tutor and make a difference in a child’s life. Volunteers are...
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Los Ayudantes

Working in Redwood City since 2002, Los Ayudantes (the “Helpers”) provides help to students to build English literacy skills and U.S. cultural awareness. We work with small groups of students in the classroom and provide after school enrichment and book clubs so students can get extra reading practice and be encouraged by positive adults who...
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Project Read

Established in 1987, Project READ – Redwood City is a free, volunteer-based literacy program serving adults, youth and families. Tutoring lessons are student-centered, focusing on reading, writing and critical thinking skills and are supported by the generous help of our trained volunteers. What We Do Project READ’s youth services include a tutoring program for low-income...
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Reading Partners

Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Volunteer Role Our volunteers are trained to tutor students who are struggling at reading.  This includes read alouds, following the Reading Partners curriculum, and taking notes to document student progress.  We ask for a willingness to...
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Redwood City Library Foundation

The mission of the Redwood City Library Foundation is to increase financial support for the library’s services, collections and programs. Our goals are to: Enhance the collection Enrich programs for children and adults Provide electronic resources and training Lend a hand up for literacy Strengthen programs for seniors Volunteer Role Volunteers are needed to serve...
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