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Your gift, of any size, enables our work to support the entire literacy field and benefits all Oakland students.

You have started the Oakland Literacy Coalition’s year with renewed hope and aspirations for our work—thank you! You, and the many others in our community, have shown up for all of our Oakland kids by raising, together, an amazing $83,000 in our year-end fundraising campaign, Spiraling Up!

In this time of many, complicated challenges, we set a goal of $50,000, hoping and believing in our community’s commitment to every child receiving the support they need to learn and love to read. As you know, the challenges are huge in recovering from the effects of distance learning, which only exacerbated the struggle that predated the pandemic. 

You have demonstrated without question that together, we are growing the literacy movement in Oakland and beyond. We consider every supporter a literacy champion as we continue to build a thriving network of partners working to ensure our students’ right to read. There is much to do.

As we launch 2023 together, we look forward to sharing our progress as we: 

  • Launch Oakland Reads, a new resource for families and caregivers to know what literacy skills their children are learning and how to support, with workshops beginning this month.
  • Continue growing our School Library Partnerships program, supporting reopening school libraries in OUSD, promoting the OUSD Digital Library, and connecting libraries with critical resources including books and volunteers. 
  • Begin hosting more in-person forums and member trainings to connect our coalition network with vital and effective opportunities to learn, collaborate, and champion literacy together. 
  • Hold our first in-person Author Chat event in the Spring. 

Thank you for helping move the Oakland Literacy Coalition forward to do this crucial work.


Become a Sustaining Supporter and Join the OLC Book Club!

Monthly gifts help the OLC to plan our programs ahead, knowing we can count on your sustained generosity.

As a monthly donor, you’ll become part of our virtual book club and we’ll share recommendations and reviews from the Oakland Literacy Coalition community about the books we’re currently reading and loving.

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