Giving every child the tools they need to succeed

Upcoming Events

April 22 Join the Young Professionals and Alumni Network, April 22

Connect with Bay Area young professionals and advocate for early childhood literacy development in the East Bay! This event features happy hour pricing, guest bartenders from our network, music, drink wheel fun, and multiple opportunities to engage with and support the nonprofit Super Stars Literacy. ALL TIPS EARNED WILL BE MATCHED BY LIBERTINE BAR AND… Read more »

more... February 17 Family Engagement Event at Vincent Academy

The Oakland Zoo will be bringing 4 live animals to present to students and their families, and will teach about care and compassion for living things! The presentation will be followed by a hands-on parent workshop about creating a literacy rich environment at home, and animal-related student activities. We would love to engage you as… Read more »

more... February 11 Oakland Zoo Visits Harder Elementary

The Oakland Zoo is bringing an educational presentation to share with our students and their families to get everyone excited about learning and inspired to discover new things! After the presentation, which includes 4 live animals, students will engage in a follow-up activity while parents enjoy a workshop giving them new tools to help educate… Read more »


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The Achievement Gap

Children from poor families enter school having been exposed, on average, to over 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.

A student who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade is over 4 times more likely to drop out of school, which limits their own opportunities and continues the cycle of poverty in their communities

There is an almost 90% chance that a child who is a poor reader at the end of grade 1 will be a poor reader in grade 4.