Children are set up for success when they enter school prepared to learn.
Good school attendance maximizes learning and helps students stay on track.
Engaging educational opportunities over the break prevent summer slide.
Parents are their children's first teachers and most important advocates.
The Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC) is a collaboration of literacy service providers, foundations, businesses, public agencies, the Oakland Unified School District, and other community partners committed to the goal of equipping all Oakland children with the life skills of reading, writing, and communication by the end of third grade. Oakland Reads 2020 is an OLC initiative.
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