We’re Hiring: Program Representative

We have a position opening! Interested candidates should (please) send a related cover letter and resume to the following: San Diego Council on Literacy 3245 University Ave., #301 San Diego, CA 92104 Or send by email to jcruz@literacysandiego.org (We discourage phone calls from job candidates in response to this position opening.) The SDCOL will happily accept cover letters and resumes …

Book Humans of San Diego Photo Contest

The Book Humans of San Diego photo competition is here! Take a photo of someone reading in the San Diego region. Send that photo to contact@literacysandiego.org to enter the San Diego Council on Literacy’s competition for Book Humans of San Diego, Best Reading Photo of 2022! Submit your photo before September 5th, 5 pm. We will post a selection of …

Congratulations to the Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition Winners!

In February we launched our first Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition! Contestants were asked to create a superhero themed drawing that taught a financial literacy lesson. We were blown away with the 100+ creative entries we received! Congratulations to the Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition winners: Aurora Curtis Laurent, Emma Phillips, Zoee Santiago, Lance Pisciotta, Hope Ash, and Abigail Ash! Please enjoy …

Financial Literacy Superheroes Contest

The San Diego Council on Literacy is happy to announce the launch of its first annual Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition! Local children and their parents/guardians are invited to submit graphic art entries that are comic book themed. Entries must include a financial literacy/money management message. Best entries will win awards and cash prizes as described below: $500 prizes (4) Ages …

Project Literacy 2022

ABC 10 News recently put the spotlight on local literacy efforts in their “Project Literacy” special.  Among the featured literacy organizations are San Diego Council on Literacy, Education Begins in the Home, Words Alive, Traveling Stories, San Diego Public Library, San Diego County Library, and American Academy of Pediatrics Reach Out and Read. Watch the video above to hear how …

New Volunteer Opportunity

Read below for the details of a new volunteer opportunity through Words Alive! Words Alive Adolescent Book Group (ABG) Job Description Words Alive’s Adolescent Book Group brings books alive for teenagers facing extraordinary circumstances such as homelessness, violence, teen pregnancy and impact by the justice system. Through engaging projects, writing workshops and discussion sessions, Adolescent Book Group participants enhance their …

San Diego Council on Literacy’s Casual Holiday Fellowship Reception

Last Wednesday, the San Diego Council on Literacy gathered with local literacy advocates to celebrate literacy, fellowship, and good health. Old friends came together again! Guests enjoyed live music from Fabio and Kimo. The event was catered by Las Hadas, an outstanding Mexican restaurant from the Gaslamp community. SDCOL co-founder Brian Bilbray, and former County Supervisor, Greg Cox, assisted in …

Happy International Literacy Day!

Happy International Literacy Day…from the San Diego Council on Literacy! (September 8th is International Literacy Day and September is Literacy Month!) Since 1967, International Literacy Day celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and …

Little Free Library

We are grateful to the County of San Diego and Supervisor Nora Vargas for new funding being provided towards more Little Free Library stand-ups in the San Diego region. Funding in the amount of $20,000 was recently approved to purchase 40 new Little Free Library sites. Little libraries are mailbox like structures put up in communities to create neighborhood book …

Imagination Library

The San Diego Council on Literacy is a proud coordinator of Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” program. This program results in books being mailed, every month, to the homes of low-income children, ages 0-5, in selected local zip codes. For $25.00 a year, a child receives 12 books.   Currently being served are children residing in these zip codes: 92102, 92105, …