Blue Skies For Children, Inc. ($20,000) to provide professional development for transitional kindergarten teachers in Oakland.
Bring Me A Book Foundation ($40,000) for the Oakland Preschool Initiative, a project to expand access and use of the Read Aloud Guide developed for teachers and caregivers. Bring Me a Book will provide training, classrooms libraries and parent engagement workshops for 25 Oakland preschools.
East Bay Community Foundation ($44,000) to support the Oakland Literacy Coalition’s Literacy Zones at Cox and Reach Elementary Schools in Oakland.
Faith Network of the East Bay, Inc. ($20,000) to support the Succeeding by Reading (SbR) literacy program in 14 Oakland schools.
Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries ($20,000) to support library renovations within the Oakland Unified School District’s Balanced Literacy Cohort.
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County ($20,000) to support the GIRLStart Literacy after-school program for girls kindergarten to 3rd grade.
Jumpstart for Young Children ($45,000) for Jumpstart Oakland, a program that serves children in preschool classrooms, helping them develop the language, literacy, and social skills they need for school readiness.
Lotus Bloom ($30,000) for the School Readiness Playgroup, a program providing preschool experiences for children ( birth to 5 years) that includes parent engagement and support.
Oakland Leaf Foundation ($15,100) for the Oakland Leaf Family Literacy program that includes the Rise and Shine reading program (before school family reading time) and Family Reading Night.
Oakland Unified School District– Birth to 8 years Office ($30,000), to purchase curriculum and materials for transition kindergarten classrooms, aligned with the California Preschool Foundations (social-emotional, language and literacy, etc.), and Common Core Kindergarten Standards. They will also provide training for teachers and provide families with materials and instructions for home learning activities.
Raising A Reader ($50,000) for Raising a Reader Oakland, a reading readiness program that engages parents in daily book sharing routines and provides teacher support.
Reach Out and Read, Inc. ($20,000) for the Oakland Early Literacy Initiative, a partnership with health organizations in Oakland that works with doctors to provide parents guidance on how to support their children’s early literacy development. The program also provides brand new, developmentally and culturally-appropriate books for children at their well-child pediatric visits.
Reading Partners ($90,000) for Reading Partners Oakland, a program that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide individualized literacy instruction to students in kindergarten to 5th grade who have fallen behind grade-level in reading.
Super Stars Literacy ($50,000) to support an after-school literacy and enrichment program at Brookfield Elementary School in Oakland.