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OUR MISSION

We provide instructional bilingual workshops and classroom lending libraries to help underserved parents read to their kids. Focusing on pre-kindergarten children, our programs emphasize the importance of a parent’s role in a child’s literacy development, ongoing academic success, and overall self-confidence.

 
 

WHAT WE DO

Ready, Set, Read! gives parents the self-confidence and skills they need to read-aloud to their preschool and kindergarten-aged children through workshops conducted both in English and Spanish. We also donate age-appropriate and multilingual lending libraries to a select number of classrooms each year that are in need of books.

WHO WE SERVE

We work with socio-economically underserved families at preschools and elementary schools throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District, Compton Unified School District and Lennox Unified School District. Specifically, our efforts are focused on working with Early Head Start, Head Start and early childhood centers where the majority of students are eligible for free or reduced meals.

OUR RESULTS

Our program evaluations consistently reflect enthusiasm from teachers, parents and children. We are committed to helping preschool age children and their families discover the joy of reading aloud together as well as preparing them for school through reading readiness.


With your support, we’ve been able to create
lasting change for families in the greater
Los Angeles region. Since 2000, we have:

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After beginning our lending library program, I observed the children going to the library center more and sharing books with each other- talking, laughing, looking at pictures and often asking me questions about the pictures.
— Rose Nakamura, Montara Elementary