Events & Activities Archive

Back to School!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We’re so excited to welcome our students back to school! In partnership, 2017-2018 will be a bright year for all of our students!

Support Super Stars Literacy and Have Coffee! : )

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 7am-3:30pm

One of downtown Oakland’s tastiest cafes- High XII – has adopted Super Stars Literacy for the month of July! While enjoying a tasty meal or a cup of coffee from morning to lunch, your supports will help our students start next year right! Thank you to Darin Jensen for making the connection! Check out High XII at… Read more »

Dynamic Education Panel: “Closing the Gap”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  Super Stars Literacy was proud to host its first ever education forum:”Closing the Gap: Challenges and Possibilities in Public Education.” With support from our host Guidestar, we dialogued and debated with a range of committed education advocates including: Rhonnel Sotelo, Executive Director, Rogers Family Foundation Taison Kwamilele, Director of Communication and Education Liaison, Congresswoman Barbara… Read more »

Special Online Auction – Celebrate Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Honor Your Mother- and Support Young Readers! Super Stars Literacy is so excited to announce a new way you can support your mother -and our kids! Join our first annual Super Stars Literacy Mother’s Day online auction!  We are proud to offer seven days of special gifts for you to bid on – from special tickets… Read more »

Twitter Photo Contest – We Need You!

Friday, April 28, 2017, Ends Midnight

Dear Literacy Champion, The East Bay Community Foundation has a special Twitter Photo contest- and if we win 16 children will have the cost of a Super Stars Literacy teacher covered for two months! That’s 176 hours of reading support and social emotional skill building! How can you help? It’s Easy!  WHAT: Super Stars Literacy will… Read more »

Our Most Successful Gala Ever!

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6pm-10pm

Thank you for creating the most successful gala in the history of Super Stars Literacy! Your support helped raised over $210,000 for our work in the community. Thank you to our sponsors, teachers, and volunteers who made such a special night! Relive the night with these fantastic photos from Liam McInerney of Orange Photography.

Our First Ever Online Auction! Now thru Valentine’s Day! : )

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Now-Midnight, Feb 14

Super Stars Literacy’s 15th Anniversary Gala and Auction is just around the corner, but the fun has already started this week with our online Silent Auction!  From now until February 14th, you can bid here to win an experience you’ll love while also supporting our mission to help children in low-income communities around the East… Read more »

Back to School!

Monday, August 22, 2016

We’re excited for the new school year! We join families, teachers, and friends to say “Welcome Back!” to the hundreds of young people in our program! Your support opens up a lifetime of opportunities for young readers!  

Oakland Reads 2020 Annual Network Convening

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2-5:30pm

Our partners at the Oakland Literacy Coalition are planning for the annual summer convening and community celebration of Oakland literacy advocates! When adults connect, young people thrive! Wednesday, July 20 Jack London Aquatic Center 115 Embarcadero, Oakland 2:00-5:30PM

East Oakland Students Celebrate!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 5-7pm

What a wonderful celebration! We were so happy to honor the students at Think College Now for their growth and work over the year. A special thank you to our friends at ABC7 who donated books to every Super Stars Literacy child and to the Oakland Zoo who provided special family passes!

Popular Bakery Partners with Super Stars Literacy

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 5-7pm

85°C Bakery in Newark is proud to partner with Super Stars Literacy. 85°C Bakery hosted its second annual Super Stars Literacy Meet and Greet in Newark, providing an opportunity to recruit volunteers and spread the importance of literacy. Pictured are Maria Manling, Assistant Manager, and Julie Huson, Program Manager for Newark.

Join the Young Professionals and Alumni Network, April 22

Friday, April 22, 2016, 6pm-9pm

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 »

Family Engagement Event at Vincent Academy

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:40pm - 6:50pm

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 »

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maia Wachtel. mwachtel@superstarsliteracy.org

Oakland Zoo Visits Harder Elementary

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 3:30pm - 5:50 pm

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 »

Maia Wachtel mwachtel@superstarsliteracy.org

Student Achievement Celebration at Vincent Academy

Friday, June 12, 2015, 5:00-6:30 pm

1911 Union St. Oakland, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families! If… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebration of Achievement at Harder Elementary

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 3:30-6:00 pm

495 Wyeth Rd., Hayward CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families. If… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebration of Achievement at Park Elementary

Friday, June 5, 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

411 Larchmont St. Haywar, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families! If… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebration of Student Achievement at Garfield Elementary

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

1640 22nd St. Oakland, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families!… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebration of Student Achievement at Schilling Elementary

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

36901 Spruce St. Newark, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families!… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebrating Year Long Student Achievement at REACH Academy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

9860 Sunnyside St., Oakland CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive a brand new books to take home and enjoy with their… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebrating Year Long Student Achievement at Milani Elementary

Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

37490 Birch St. Newark, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families! If… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebration of Student Achievement at Graham Elementary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:15 - 6:30 pm

36270 Cherry St. Newark, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games that encourage  learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families. If… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebrating Student Achievement at Think College Now

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

2825 International Blvd. Oakland, CA

In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games games that encourage learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families…. Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Graham Family Literacy Night

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm

We are eager to invite our families to celebrate their students’ achievements so far this year and learn more ways to support their child’s learning at home. We will be hosting a parent workshop on Reading & Comprehension strategies to reinforce at home, as well as making literacy activities to use at home such as… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm

353 Frank Ogawa Plaza

Frank Irvine Conference Room

Downtown Oakland

We are hosting our annual Volunteer Celebration to recognize all of the amazing work that volunteers do with the Super Stars students everyday. Our classroom tutors and special event volunteers go above and beyond to support our students’ learning and we are so incredibly thankful for all that they do. They make it possible for… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Oakland Zoo to Visit Park Elementary Students

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are excited for the Oakland Zoo to bring four live animals to our students and teach them how to have compassion and care for living things. Our families will attend the event alongside their children and take home a book about wildlife to continue learning at home. Families will also receive a handout with… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Milani Family Literacy Night

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm

We are eager to invite our families to celebrate their students’ achievements so far this year and learn more ways to support their child’s learning at home. We will be hosting a parent workshop on Reading & Comprehension strategies to reinforce at home, as well as making literacy activities to use at home such as… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

The Oakland Zoo Visits Harder Elementary

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We are excited for the Oakland Zoo to bring four live animals to our students and teach them how to have compassion and care for living things. Our families will attend the event alongside their children and take home a book about wildlife to continue learning at home. Families will also receive a handout with… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

The Oakland Zoo is Coming to Vincent Academy!

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:00-6:30

We are excited for the Oakland Zoo to bring four live animals to our students and teach them how to have compassion and care for living things. Our families will attend the event alongside their children and take home a book about wildlife to continue learning at home. Families will also receive a handout with… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Zoo Mobile Comes to REACH Academy

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:00-6:30

We are excited for the Oakland Zoo to bring four live animals to our students and teach them how to have compassion and care for living things. Our families will attend the event alongside their children and take home a book about wildlife to continue learning at home. Families will also receive a handout with… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Visit from the Oakland Zoo, at Think College Now!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Think College Now, 2825 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

We are excited for the Oakland Zoo to bring four live animals to our students and teach them how to have compassion and care for living things. Our families will attend the event alongside their children and take home a book about wildlife to continue learning at home. Families will also receive a handout with… Read more »

For more information, please contact lsmith@superstarsliteracy.org

Save the Date for our 3rd Annual Gala!

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 6pm - 10pm

Super Stars Literacy invites you to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City by the Bay!” Join us for our 3rd Annual Gala Dinner and Auction, taking place Saturday, February 7th, 2015, at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland’s Jack London Square.  More details to come!    

For more information, please contact Jennifer Graves, Grants Manager jennifer@superstarsliteracy.org

Celebrate Black History Month with African American themed Reading Events!

Monday, February 2, 2015

During the week of February 2 – 6, 2015, SSL will be working with various community and school partners to host several reading events which reflect African American History, Stay tuned for more details, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lilly Smith, for more information.

AmeriCorps Day of Service, in honor of MLK Day

Monday, January 19, 2015

Our AmeriCorps staff members will be participating in service activities to commemorate MLK Day. Stay tuned for more details – for more information, contact SSL’s Governmenr Contracts Manager, Katie Brym, at katiebrym@superstarsliteracy.org

For more information, please contact Katie Brym, SSL Government Contracts Manager katiebrym@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, Park Elementary

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:30 - pm

Park Elementary, 411 Larchmont St, Hayward, CA 94544

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on December 11th at Park Elementary in Hayward. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students will be… Read more »

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, Vincent Academy

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 - pm

Vincent Academy, 1911 Union St, Oakland, CA 94607

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on December 2nd at Vincent Academy in Oakland. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students will be… Read more »

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, Harder Elementary

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 - pm

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on November 18th, at Harder Elementary school in Hayward. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students will… Read more »

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, Garfield Elementary

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 - pm

Garfield Elementary School, Oakland CA

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on October 28th, at Newark’s Milani Elementary school. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students will be… Read more »

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, Milani Elementary School

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 - pm

Milani Elementary School, Newark CA

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on October 28th, at Newark’s Milani Elementary school. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students will be… Read more »

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Blue Shield Corporate Caring Event, Garfield Elementary

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Garfield Elementary, Oakland CA

On November 5th, Blue Shield employees will be visiting Garfield Elementary to spend an afternoon in our Super Stars classrooms. Volunteers will be working in small groups with our students, reading a science themed book, and then helping students rotate through science activity stations. For more information, contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, REACH Academy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 - pm

REACH Academy, Oakland CA

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on October 28th, at Oakland’s REACH Academy. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students will be given… Read more »

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Night, Think College Now

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 - pm

Think College Now Elementary School, Oakland CA

We will be hosting a Family Reading Night for SSL families on October 16th, at Oakland’s Think College Now elementary school. SSL students and parents will hear stories read aloud, rotate through craft and activity stations, and receive information on local library resources. During dinner, parents will have an opportunity read with their children, and students… Read more »

Corporate Caring Event at Think College Now

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

As part of the Corporate Caring Week, Chevron volunteers will be working in small groups with our Think College Now students. Volunteers will read a science-themed book with their group, and then students will rotate through science activity stations. For more information, contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Corporate Caring Event, Park Elementary

Monday, September 8, 2014, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Chevron employees will be celebrating Corporate Caring Volunteer Week at Park Elementary. Volunteers will work with students in small groups, reading books with science themes and then conducting some simple experiments.

For more information, please contact Lilly Smith, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

New AmeriCorps Member Training Begins

Monday, August 18, 2014

Super Stars Literacy office, Oakland CA

We welcome our new AmeriCorps Member Group Leaders for the 2014-15 school year. Pre-service training is from August 18th – August 29th. We are currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps Group Leader positions. Visit our AmeriCorps page to learn more.

Katie Brym acmanager@superstarsliteracy.org

Oakland Literacy Coalition Annual Network Convening

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Preservation Park, Nile Hall, 668 13th St., Oakland CA

The Oakland Literacy Coalition will be hosting its annual network convening on Wednesday July 23rd, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Advance registration is required. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Christina Hawkins Johnson, OLC Program Associate. christina@oaklandliteracycoalition.org

Student and Family Field Trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11am - 1pm

As part of our Family Engagement focus, on Saturday May 10th, Super Stars students from our Oakland Elementary schools will visit the Lawrence Hall of Science with their parents.  For more information or to volunteer at this event, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lilly Smith, volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org.

Lilly Smith volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Family Reading Potluck at Brookfield Elementary

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4 pm - 6 pm

Brookfield Elementary School, Oakland CA

Super Stars Literacy promotes our families’ engagement in their schools’ learning communities. At this event, Brookfield Elementary Super Stars and their families come together to celebrate student achievement and learning during the 2013-14 school year. We build community together by sharing the responsibility of food, with each family bringing something small in order to create enough… Read more »

Lilly Smith volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org

Think College Now Elementary Reading Olympics

Friday, April 4, 2014, 4 pm - 6 pm

Think College Now, Oakland CA

Students rotate through six literacy stations that incorporate a physical activity with a literacy skill. These activities help students practice quick thinking and utilization of their early literacy skills.  Kinesthetic learning activities are very effective in literacy skill development and in promoting retention of new concepts, and we want students to engage in daily physical activity… Read more »

Lilly Smith volunteer@superstarsliteracy.org