Organization Of The Month: September 2019

Oakland Literacy Coalition

PHOTO: Oakland Literacy Coalition

PHOTO: Oakland Literacy Coalition

Rebecca Marlin Pet Care will donate 10% of each month's profits to a different organization doing local social justice work and/or work related to animals. The organization will be listed and promoted here on the website and on social media. If you would like your organization to be involved or have an idea for an organization to donate to, please contact Rebecca at Preference will be given to people-of-color-led organizations that provide direct services to marginalized communities.

This month, we are donating 10% of September’s profits to the Oakland Literacy Coalition to support their mission of ensuring that every child in Oakland learns and loves to read.

From their Our History page:

Our History

In 2008, literacy service providers, foundations, businesses, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), and other community partners joined together to form the Oakland Literacy Coalition. They believed in the power of working together to equip all Oakland children with the life skills of reading, writing and communication by the end of third grade.

Since then, many new members have joined the Coalition. Every day, they dedicate their energy and expertise to achieving literacy. It is the personal drive and passion of our members that has built this community and fuel the movement to transform Oakland into a city where all children learn and love to read.

The Coalition launched and initially operated as a project of the Rogers Family Foundation. In 2016, the Coalition restructured as an independent nonprofit organization in order to serve as a lasting and dedicated hub for the city’s literacy efforts.

Who We Work With

  • Literacy Service Providers

    We represent organizations that provide literacy resources and support services to Oakland schools, children, and families. They provide programming, new approaches and innovative models to meet the literacy needs in our community.

  • Schools and Educators

    We engage Oakland schools, district and charter administrators and teachers, and early education providers and serve as a liaison for service providers to make connections with them.

  • Community Leaders

    We work with community leaders, including elected officials and policy makers, to build lasting solutions and keep literacy a top priority in our city.

  • Children & Families

    We connect with children and families directly through our Oakland Reads campaign to spur early literacy.