Tag: Literacy

RAFT Thanks Gift of Reading Volunteers

The 2014-2015 Gift of Reading program is officially closed. Nearly 900 RAFT members received 30 or more books to gift to students and build classroom libraries. Students from several local organizations also benefitted from Gift of Reading, including Sacred Heart Community Services, CET, Santa Clara County Office of Education Migrant… Read More»

Community Members Address Literacy Challenge, Donate 30,000 Books

Children excited to receive their books

Children excitedly receive their new books. Thousands of children received free books this winter through the Gift of Reading book drive, a partnership between Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) and San Jose Mercury News. The program works with hundreds of nonprofits and educators to provide students, some of whom have never had a book… Read More»

Gift of Reading Book Drive Spreads the Magic of Literacy


Literacy is one of the most powerful indicators of a child’s future success, yet less than half of California third grade students read at grade level and one third of young children aren’t read to every day. Having direct access to books can help reverse these trends, developing confident readers… Read More»