THE READ-IN IS COMING, MAY 8 – 12!

In a diverse city like Oakland, our students need opportunities to see themselves–and all of their classmates–in the books they read. To honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are hosting a citywide appreciation of Asian American and Pacific Islander writers and illustrators. During the week of May 8, schools across Oakland will host volunteer read-alouds in classrooms, Family Literacy Nights, cross-grade buddy reading, and more.

 

 

VOLUNTEER
We still need a few more volunteer readers! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lilly Smith to sign up: lilly@oaklandedfund.org or 510.221.6968 ext. 708. If you’re new to the experience, check out our tips for reading aloud to students. Looking for the right book? Here is our recommended book list. 

 

SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL

Fill out this form if your school would like to take part in the Read-In. We can help you host special guest readers from the community or send staff to document other celebrations you might choose to host (examples: assemblies, family engagement event, cross-grade buddy reading, after-school special activity).

 

If you’d like some pointers, try our tips on hosting Read-In volunteers at your school.

 

SHARE THE LOVE 

Schools and volunteers, we hope you’ll share your Read-In photos and stories on social media using #OaklandReads and #ReadingIsPower!

 

Questions about the Read-In? Please email Oakland School Volunteers Program Coordinator Lilly Smith (lilly@oaklandedfund.org).

 

Thank you to our Read-In partners:

Read-In Roadmap: watch our read-aloud demo video!