Category Archives: Education and Literacy

Bookshare

Bookshare

People with print disabilities deserve to enjoy reading as much as all other readers. Yet, currently fewer than five percent of the books needed by people with print disabilities are available in accessible formats such as digital text or digital …
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Bill Wilson Center

Bill Wilson Center

Each year, Bill Wilson Center serves more than 10,000 clients in Santa Clara County through our various programs. Bill Wilson Center programs focus on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy. Bill Wilson Center is committed to working with the community to …
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Berkeley School Volunteers

Berkeley School Volunteers

Berkeley Public Education Foundation is about connecting teachers, students, families, parents, volunteers, and donors to enrich our schools. Our community prizes quality public education that goes beyond the ordinary. We want extraordinary education that public resources alone cannot support. BPEF …
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Benetech

Benetech

We develop technology that truly helps to change the world. No matter what your professional background or area of expertise there are several exciting ways (both virtual and in-house) to engage with Benetech’s work as a volunteer. We are currently …
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Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

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, organizing book drives, …
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Back on Track

Back on Track

Back on Track was founded in 1988 as an interfaith collaborative effort between Third Baptist Church and Temple Emanu-El. The unique partnership has crossed religious and cultural differences to build bridges of opportunity for K-12 students. As a non-denominational community-based …
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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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