The 2016 Gala is a Success!

“No child can succeed on their own, so it’s up to us as a community to equip each with the tools needed to triumph over their doubts, to be aware of their achievements, and to be proud of what they can do.”

-Sam Mintz, Super Stars Literacy AmeriCorps Teacher

On behalf of the organization, we say a tremendous “Thank you!” to all of our friends and supporters who made our 2016 gala a tremendous success!


We exceeded expectations and raised over $150,000 to provide creative, caring education opportunities for K-2 students in Oakland, Hayward, and Newark!

We would like to thank the following sponsors:

Dow Chemical, Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Lewis

ABC7, Amie & Steven Gray, Carla Koren & Neal Parish, Oakland Literacy Coalition, Jerad & Caeli Slagle, Robin Silva, David Anderson & Beichen Li, Beth & Alex Chang, Jolene Chen, Jill & Tom Godsey, Hafner Vineyard, The Harper-Koren Group at Morgan Stanley, Ingrid Lamirault & Robert Frangenberg, Mechanics Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric, Union Bank, Kevin Jacobsen, Republic Services and Meghan Shah.