Reading with Ross

First Volunteering Events Last week, Super Stars was lucky to have Ross Dress for Less come and volunteer at Aspire Monarch Academy! These were our first volunteer events of the year, so thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator, Marwa, for planning these opportunities, and thank you Ross for being so great with our students. We first had a small group …

Happy New Year!

New Faces It’s been a happy start to our new school year here at Super Stars. To begin, a couple of staff members started their position this month! Our staff list is located on our website under About Us, if you ever want to see who’s serving in the office.   The Start of School Our Group Leaders also began …

Super Stars Literacy at Pinot’s Palette 2019

Our fundraiser at Pinot’s palette was so much fun! Thank you to all who came and to the amazing staff that made us feel so welcome. The Superstars team and our Oakland scholars appreciate it!

Super Stars Literacy fundraiser at Farley’s East

Thank you so much to Farley’s East for hosting SSL as their February nonprofit spotlight! We appreciate their dedication to the Oakland community and this opportunity allowed us to further support our amazing Oakland scholars!

Exciting Auction Items! – May 16th

Looking forward to our event celebrating Oral Lee Brown? Check out this small peek at some of our silent auction items! Hamilton on Broadway! – It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely concept for a Broadway smash: A hip-hop musical that tells the story of America’s founding fathers with a cast almost entirely of people of color. But somehow, it …

Join Us to Honor Oral Lee Brown

Since 1987, Oral Lee Brown has been an inspiring figure in Oakland educational philanthrophy through her foundation and their 7 phases of college support. To date, Mrs. Brown has sponsored the college tuition of 136 local students while also providing an array of programs from academic tutoring to recreational activities. Most recently, the Oral Lee Brown Foundation has adopted the entire …

Ebay visits Super Stars Literacy!

On January 23rd, a wonderful group of volunteers from eBay visited our second graders at Bridges Academy. After a read aloud of Froggy’s Lemonade Stand, they lead our students in an activity about entrepreneurship! The volunteers helped the students in generating their own business ideas complete with name branding and identifying services or goods! With their guidance, students developed business …

Super Stars Literacy featured on Listen Up Bay Area

On Wednesday, 12/12 the KBLX studios hosted our executive director, Dr. Hollis Pierce-Jenkins and our Program VISTA, Natalie Perales on their radio show Listen Up Bay Area with Arman Carr. Listen to their informative interview here: https://omny.fm/shows/listen-up-bay-area/super-stars-literacy

Super Stars Literacy featured in CalBears news!

Super Stars Literacy has been featured in an article highlighting our wonderful student led STEM activities! Read about their featured athlete, Jenna Campbell and how she and her classmates address inequality in Oakland. Check it out here! https://calbears.com/news/2018/11/19/womens-swimming-diving-teaching-a-love-for-science.aspx

Federation Brewing Fundraiser

Join us for drinks at Federation Brewing on Friday November 9th! From 4-11, just mention Super Stars Literacy at the front desk and part of your purchase will go to helping Oakland you. A perfect way to destress after work!

A Visit from Ross Volunteers!

October 17th, 2018 Volunteers from Ross Dress for Less paid a wonderful visit to some of our 2nd grade students at Aspire Triumph Elementary! Its always great to expose students to adults and professionals who support their reading journey. We invite the community to read with our students because it gives them an opportunity to develop stronger social skills. Contact …

Help Oakland Readers SHINE!

Hello Education Allies! Students are headed back to school and our community has the opportunity to help #OaklandReadersShine! Super Stars Literacy has partnered with Oakland schools for over a decade delivering data-driven literacy tutoring and social-emotional coaching to students who need it the most. I invite you to support Super Stars Literacy and help get us off to a running …

Evening of art and wine!

Super Stars Literacy has teamed up with Pinot’s Pallet in Alameda for an evening of art and wine! Join us on May 19th at 2:30pm for a drink as we paint “Star Gazers” and raffle off fun prizes (a painting, a signed puck, books by prominent authors, a spa package, and more)! A great way to support education in Oakland …

Fidelity Charitable features Tiffany Yu

Board Member Tiffany Yu was profiled by Fidelity Charitable for her work and investment in supporting reading opportunities through Super Stars Literacy. Thanks to Fidelity Charitable donor Tiffany Yu, students who were falling behind are not only catching up, but getting ahead. Tiffany Yu says she’s always been “a bit of a math nerd.” That’s why the 27-year-old San Francisco …