Our Mission

Working together to ensure that every Oakland child
learns and loves to read.

Our Approach

We are working together for a future where every Oakland child learns and loves to read, thrives in school, and leads a productive and fulfilling life. The OLC takes the following approach in our work to amplify
our combined impact and make better and faster progress.

  • Learn

    Continuous learning and information sharing to support effective practice

  • collaborate

    Networking, partnership development, and coalition membership

  • champion literacy

    Awareness building, advocacy, and opportunities to take action

By The Numbers


of participants report the OLC strengthens their ability to make impact


no. of organizations in our Member Network


no. of books given away to Oakland families since 2016

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