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:

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!

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 …

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading)

It’s hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that’s exactly what a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found. But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading or writing. Instead, they say your child’s social and emotional skills are what determine how likely your child is to go to college …

KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: Super Stars Literacy

Meghan Shah, Super Stars Literacy Board of Director came by to sit with Sterling James to talk about Super Stars Literacy a full wrap-around programming in partnership with a school site for K-2 students who, based on benchmark tests, are in need of extra literacy supports. For more information Click Here

Family Reading Nights Launch!

In early October Super Stars Literacy hosted our first Family Reading Nights of the 2017-2018 school year! Malaysia Alcorn, who facilitates Super Stars Literacy’s family nights, writes: “We had an amazing turnout at both Garfield Elementary and Think College Now Elementary in Fruitvale/San Antonio! Our family nights always have a special activity- and we used our time to help our …

Retired Alameda Teacher Can’t Stop Teaching

By ANGELA HILL | Bay Area News Group “After 30 years teaching young children in Montessori programs in Alameda, Sheri Fenstermacher discovered an ideal new challenge in retirement: more teaching. She now volunteers with Oakland-based Super Stars Literacy, dedicated to supporting K-2 students who struggle with reading text to succeed.” View full article here

Wealth Feature – Wealth Advisors with Heart: Carla Koren

Lifting the Curse of Illiteracy Diana Britton | Sep 30, 2014 View full article here Diana Britton | Sep 30, 2014 Sixty-five percent of fourth graders nationwide can’t read at the benchmark level, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. In California, it’s 73 percent. Morgan Stanley advisor Carla Koren has been trying to change that. In 2002, she …