Latest NewsWelcome our New Executive Director
We are excited to welcome 2018 with our new executive director, Dr. Hollis Pierce Jenkins! Dear Friends, In August 2016, I met a parent and child who had recently moved to Oakland from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The daughter spoke no English and the mother spoke very little. The child was tested in the beginning… Read more »more... Golden State Warriors Support Super Stars Literacy!
Our Golden State Warriors Give back! As this recent article in the San Francisco Business Times by Ron Leuty highlights, Super Stars Literacy is beneficiary of the Warriors Community Foundation, which distributes more than $1 million in a year to Oakland non-profits. Go Warriors!more... Back to School Crowdfunding!
We are so excited to invite you to participate in our Back to School Crowdfunding campaign! Your gifts will help fund our work in West Oakland- will you help start our year strong? Donate today!more...
The Super Stars Literacy team was invited to participate in an interview with Sterling James on KBLX in San Francisco, and our very own classroom volunteer and board member, Meghan Shah, was featured sharing the good news on work! Listen Here!more... January 6 Celebrating Return from Winter Break
My Super Stars The desire to learn activated in games and acknowledgments Struggling through syllables and sight words, celebrating small accomplishments through songs and hand games Day one of my first year I wanted to impress you and show you that it would be fun to learn with me The last day of year two,… Read more »more... December 31 Happy New Year!
From all of us to all of you, best wishes for an engaging, healthy, community oriented 2018!more...
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.