Building a Community of Readers: Meet the Summer 2024 Reading Everywhere Grant Winners


We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 Reading Everywhere Summer Action Grants! These grants support innovative and impactful literacy programs across Oakland, fostering a love for reading and learning among children and families. Join us in celebrating their efforts and find out how you can get involved!

These grants support a diverse array of literacy programs across Oakland, providing resources for school supplies, summer camps, book clubs, and family literacy initiatives to foster a love for reading in the community.

The first round of 25 projects receiving action grants includes the following:

  1. Beth Eden Baptist Church: Backpack and School Supply Giveaway
  2. Better Neighborhoods Same Neighbors: BNSN Resource Center Literacy Program
  3. Bonita The Bumble Bee: Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camp for Early Learners
  4. Boujee Babies Daycare: Boujee Reading
  5. Brighter Beginnings: Young Mothers and Children Group
  6. Brighter Beginnings: Early Literacy Group Connection
  7. Community Education Partnership: Family Matters Summer Program
  8. Community Education Partnerships: Advancing Our Literacy Skills Through Science at OK Program of Oakland
  9. EAH Housing Cathedral Gardens: Summer Comic Club
  10. East Bay Children’s Law Offices: Ready for Kindergarten!
  11. Family Support Services: Kinship Families Summer Read-a-long and Book Giveaway
  12. Fruitvale Housing Collective: Building Peace in our Hearts
  13. H3rnand3z Educational Services: Semillas: Planting Seeds to Cultivate Peace, Love and Joy
  14. Harbor House Ministries: Summer Book Clubs
  15. Hawthorne FRC of East Bay Agency for Children: Let’s Read Together
  16. Literacy is Fundamental/Who Am I Today: Reading is Fundamental Preschool Family Literacy
  17. Memorial Tabernacle Church: Plant a Seed to Read: Summer Reading Circle at the Tabernacle
  18. Oakland Elizabeth House: Ehouse Reading Club
  19. Oakland Housing Authority Foundation: Summer Camp Enrollment & Literacy Event
  20. Oakland Technology and Education Center: OTEC Comic Book Author Visit, Reading and Giveaway
  21. Prescott Circus Theatre: Prescott Circus Theatre’s Summer Literacy Project
  22. Rose’s Daycare: Let’s All Read and Achieve!
  23. St. Mary’s Center Preschool: Summer Reading Fun
  24. Through the Looking Glass: Parent/Care Provider and Child Community Building through Literacy
  25. Young at Heart Daycare: Plant the Seed We Love to READ!

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the grant recipients. Their dedication to fostering literacy and community engagement is truly inspiring. Stay connected with these amazing organizations and support their efforts to make a difference in Oakland!

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