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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Learn, collaborate, and champion literacy with colleagues across Oakland.

Our Member Network invites non-profit, community based, and direct service organizations concerned with improving literacy, early learning, and educational outcomes for Oakland children and youth.

Through our Member Network, we offer specialized resources and opportunities to strengthen and sustain the work of our members, including expanded opportunities for learning, collaboration, and advocacy.

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Community Literacy Action Grants & Book Distributions

Partner with us to get high quality books to Oakland kids.

We work with organizations across the city to get excellent, affirming, highly engaging books and literacy resources out to Oakland families.

Upcoming Opportunities