The COVID-19 Pandemic has wreaked havoc with the learning opportunities for the most disadvantaged children and adults in our community.
Project READ has been able to continue its one-of-a-kind program by utilizing remote tutoring for our youth and adult learners and tutors. In order to keep this effort going, we will have to provide Chromebooks and wireless Hot Spot connectivity to hundreds of our learners who cannot afford to do it themselves. Through video platforms, we are able to provide virtual tutoring and enrichment programming that brings literacy and learning into the homes of our families. From one-on-one tutoring, to book clubs and STEAM programs, we are staying connected virtually, and each dollar makes a difference.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 to purchase enough Chromebooks and Hot Spots to keep all of our learners actively learning and progressing.
RCFOL (Redwood City Friends of Literacy) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to sponsoring the intergenerational literacy services of Redwood City Project READ.
For the last 33 years, Project READ has been fueling the fire of hope through literacy in our community, where 1 in 4 of the adults read below the 7th grade level, 50% of 3rd graders are not reading proficiently, and 38% of the children fail to graduate from high school.
· Provides youth services to 350 academically at-risk students in grades K-12
· Provides services to 400 adults in the community and correctional facilities
· Partners with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to provide food supplements to 120 families of learners monthly
· Provides literacy services to 600 parents of students in our programs
· Provides Science, Technology,Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) programs for children, teens, and adults