News & Stories Copy

Congratulations to the 2023 Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition Winners!

Last year we launched our second Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition! Contestants were asked to create a superhero themed drawing that taught a financial literacy lesson. We received 100+ creative entries! Congratulations to the Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition winners! Please enjoy the fantastic artwork created by the winners! Ages 4-6 Winner: Liana Far   Ages 7-10 Winner: Hattie Hendrix   Ages …

Financial Literacy Superheroes Contest

The Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition is currently accepting submissions! The deadline for submissions is midnight on March 24th, 2024  The San Diego Council on Literacy, in partnership with contributing sponsors, announces the third annual Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition…to promote good money management habits among young people and families in the San Diego region! Youth and their parents/guardians are invited to compete …

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 …

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 $26.00 a year, a child receives 12 books.   Currently being served are children residing in these zip codes: 92021, 92102, …

11 Ways to Support Literacy in the San Diego Region

46% of third graders in the San Diego Unified School District do not meet the standard for language arts (reading/writing).  20-25% of adults in San Diego County read prose at the lowest level of literacy (grade level equivalent of 0-4). We need your help to achieve our vision of Literacy for All! Here are 11 things you can do today, …

The UPS Store Book Giveaway

On May 1st, a school bus filled with books traveled to three locations across San Diego County to distribute books to children. The UPS Store’s donation of 55,000 books, in partnership with Toys for Tots and the San Diego Council on Literacy, made this possible. Jenny Robinson, head of public relations and social media for The UPS Store, shared why …

The UPS Store and San Diego Council on Literacy Team Up to Distribute Thousands of Books

All credit for article goes to UPS Store. Original article here.   Books are the bridge between children and a world of opportunity. As the pandemic has altered day-to-day life, children may face severely limited access to books through their schools and libraries. This makes the Toys for Tots Literacy Program’s mission to equip children with books and the vital skill …

5 Ways to Celebrate Read Across America Day

Happy Read Across America Day! Read Across America Day falls on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and is a day to encourage kids to get excited about reading. Below are 5 ways you can celebrate reading today. Read a book. Crack open a new book or an old favorite. Share the joy by reading a book aloud to a friend or family …