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Getting Schooled on School Attendance

Getting Schooled on School Attendance

The new school year is upon us. Children are returning to school with an armload of supplies, meeting or reconnecting with friends and teachers, and basking in the promise of a new and exciting year. For some students, however, the novelty will wear off quickly and...

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Classroom Libraries Need Your Help

Leveled books are essential to help students find "just-right" books for their reading abilities. On Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon, the Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC), as part of the Oakland Reads 2020 third grade reading campaign, will be sponsoring...

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Fall Literacy Volunteer Training Series

Would you like volunteer to help preschool and elementary school students improve their literacy skills? Then mark your calendar! The Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC) is hosting its fall 2013 Volunteer Training Series. There will be two sessions: Tuesday, September...

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Pushing Scientific Boundaries

Pushing Scientific Boundaries

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation continues our commitment to finding a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), awarding 15 new research grants totaling $1.5 million in July and hosting our second annual Innovations Symposium on Stress Responses, Inflammation and...

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10,000 Book Giveaway | Volunteers Needed

10,000 Book Giveaway | Volunteers Needed

Reading Matters -- That's why the Oakland Unified School District, the Oakland Public library and First 5 will be hosting a free book giveaway on Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Thanks to a generous opportunity from ABC 7 News, 10,000 Disney books ranging...

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Volunteerism’s Positive Deviants

The practice of leveraging volunteers to sustain operations is ingrained in the everyday functioning of nonprofits, especially in the arts. It is so familiar that a recent study by TCC Group on nonprofit effectiveness, touting the benefits gained from strategic use of...

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August Performance Pipeline

August Performance Pipeline

Once a month, the Arts Program Staff will post performance listings on our new Arts Blog. In fact, for a long time now we've been in the practice of creating performance recommendations for our Foundation staff and have recently thought, why not share these with the...

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The Heat is on for Summer Learning

The Heat is on for Summer Learning

Did you know that June 21 not only kicked off summer, but was officially designated as National Summer Learning Day? To spotlight the occasion, Oakland Reads 2020, our citywide literacy initiative, featured a blog on the importance of summer learning that boldly...

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