Program Profile of the Month: Everyone A Reader

*Note:  Zoom was used for this interview during this time of heightened health precautions.  Cindy Dunlevy is the coordinator for the San Diego County Office of Education’s “Everyone a Reader” Program. She has been working with Everyone a Reader for 15 years.  The program started in 1995 and works with about 3,000 kids every year.  “That’s about 75,000 kids that …

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 …

Program Profile of the Month: Traveling Stories

                 *Note: This visit with Traveling Stories was back in January 2020, before health precautions were necessary.  Traveling Stories currently has opportunities to participate virtually!  See their website for more details at www.travelingstories.org. The Traveling Stories’ StoryTent at the City Heights Farmers Market is a busy place on Saturday mornings. Children, parents, and …

Program Profile of the Month: Oceanside READS Learning Center

                       Oceanside READS Learning Center is where adults can learn to read or improve their reading skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment.  Oceanside READS offers one-on-one tutoring, literacy books and materials, family literacy programs, and access to computers. Literacy Coordinator, Chelsea Genack Eggli, shares a story about a learner …

The Bee 2020

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

Program Profile of the Month: San Diego Public Library READ/San Diego

Val Hardie (Literacy Program Administrator) has worked with the READ/San Diego Adult Literacy Program since 1988. She says that the past 32 years has been an amazing personal and professional journey for her. One of the strengths of READ/San Diego is its decentralized services. Learners are met in locations that are more convenient for them. The staff is passionate and committed …