Program Profile of the Month: Words Alive!

*Note:  This narrative is based upon a San Diego Council on Literacy virtual visit to Words Alive, via Zoom! This past June Vichittra Chaleune M.A., Read Aloud Program Manager, Words Alive, gave the San Diego Council on Literacy a tour of the “Novel Ideas: Words Alive’s Interactive Online Gallery of Student Voices”.   This exciting project features artists Jennifer Frost Moreno …

The Great San Diego Book Giveaway!

Three freight trucks with 106,000 children’s books arrived in San Diego on July 1, 2020 for the San Diego Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) The Great San Diego Book Giveaway /  La Gran Entrega de Libros de San Diego, a multi-agency effort to get books into the hands of San Diego kids this summer. The Molina Foundation’s generous donation of $1 …

The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Festival of Books 2020!

  The San Diego Council on Literacy is honored to be the non-profit beneficiary of proceeds from the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books event!  Leading up to the Festival of Books, the San Diego Union-Tribune is featuring virtual events including children’s storytimes, virtual Q&As, and a virtual book club.  These events celebrate reading in San Diego and help instill …

Pages and Pieces: Book & Puzzle Drive for Kids in Need

Alexis Shenkiryk is a 16-year-old student at Pacific Ridge School in San Diego.  She started the Pages and Pieces project this past March. While doing spring cleaning at the start of the Covid 19 isolation period, she realized that she had a lot of books. She also knew that there were kids who were learning at home and that some …

Program Profile of the Month: International Rescue Committee in San Diego

*Note:       This visit with the International Rescue Committee in San Diego was back in early February, before health precautions were necessary.  The International Rescue Committee in San Diego currently has limited opportunities to get involved and support the program.  See their website for more details at https://www.rescue.org/volunteer-opportunities/san-diego-ca      On a Wednesday morning participants are gathered in the Vocational ESL …

The Bee 2020

Join us for The Bee and enter your own team!  More information and details coming soon.        

Literacy Champions Reception & Hall of Fame Induction 2019

The San Diego Council on Literacy presented the Literacy Champions Hall of Fame December 10, 2019!  Our 2019 Literacy Hall of Fame inductees were: Bob Alden,  Paula Cordeiro, Stan Levy, Helga Moore, David O’Brien, Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Drew Schlosberg, Laura Walcher, Gloria DeMent, Nancy Hampson, and Chris McFadden.         See the Literacy Chamions Reception photos here: