Category Archives: Education and Literacy

Project Read

Project Read

BALit (Bay Area Literacy) serves adults in the Bay Area who choose to improve their reading and writing skills. BALit’s 25 member programs are located in libraries from Mendocino County to Santa Clara County. Each year these programs serve some …
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The Prisoners Literature Project

The Prisoners Literature Project

The Prisoners Literature Project is a grassroots organization that sends free books to prisoners in the United States. The project started in the early 1980’s in the back of Bound Together Books, an anarchist bookstore still operating on Haight Street. …
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Mission Dignity

Mission Dignity

Mission Dignity Youth-led Peer Education and College Resource Center Mission Dignity is a community-based youth-led organization located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Mission Dignity’s vision is to improve the lives of culturally diverse youth by creating a new environment filled …
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Literacy Volunteer Connection

Literacy Volunteer Connection

Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word …
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Lawrence Hall of Science (Docents)

Lawrence Hall of Science

Welcome to the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center. We have been providing parents, kids, and educators with opportunities to engage with science since 1968. Our Mission To inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for …
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Junior League of the Oakland-East Bay

Junior League of the Oakland-East Bay

Who are we? We are the very fabric of your community. The Junior League is an international organization that has served local communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers for more than one hundred years. Because of our …
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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth …
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Jumpstart

Jumpstart

Every child deserves the chance to succeed, yet studies show that children from low-income neighborhoods are at a greater risk of school failure. Jumpstart is a national early education organization that helps these children develop the language and literacy skills …
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Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Who We Are The Bay Area Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. JCL aims to help reverse the trend of illiteracy across the country by mobilizing thousands of volunteer reading tutors, …
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Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Institute, a non-profit organization, brings together historical, educational and technological resources to create programs which increase public understanding of science and aviation and inspire new opportunities. The Hiller Aviation Institute is dedicated to the dreams of flight …
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