Ensuring that every Oakland student is afforded their civil right to literacy will take all of us.

Parents and caregivers as their children’s first and most important teachers; schools providing effective instruction in safe and supportive learning environments; communities working together to expand opportunities and remove barriers
to learning through private and social sector services; volunteerism and civic engagement.

There are lots of ways to get involved:

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Oakland Reads campaign

Be an early literacy champion

The success of our youngest learners depends on all of us stepping up to remove barriers and create opportunities to support reading whether at home, in school, and across the community. Learn more about why it early literacy matters and what you can do to support!

Oakland Reads Campaign