In the San Francisco Bay Area, African American and Latino students are the poorest academic performing subgroup. Research indicates trauma, caregiver literacy levels, socioeconomic status, non-access to high-quality reading materials and non-existent cultural and ancestral connections are many of the root level causes.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA: Love 4 Literacy invites adults to invest in our children’s literacy by participating in its ‘1000 Book Holiday Challenge’ (on Facebook) in recognition of Giving Tuesday. The goal of the Holiday Challenge is to make available 1000 culturally relevant books for 1000 Bay Area children of color. Contributions of books or monetary donations toward the purchase of a book will place a culturally relevant and inspiring book in the hands of a deserving child, inspire dreams, and raise confidence. A child’s Love 4 Literacy can make an impact that lasts a lifetime!