Literacy Programs



Santa Barbara – Helps Students Suit Up for Summer

Starting June 18, local students will be outfitted for a summer of learning and fun with the help of Assistance League of Santa Barbara in partnership with United Way’s Fun in the Sun program. Fun in the Sun, a six-week summer learning curriculum for at-risk children, addresses summer learning loss through hands-on, project-based lessons, using […]



Hemacinto – Campaign to Collect 1,000 Books

Putting a book in the hands of every young child in the San Jacinto Valley who doesn’t have one in their home is the motivation behind the Assistance League of Hemacinto’s month-long book drive. “It might be they can’t afford books or don’t have anyone that can read to them,” President Linda Morriss said. The […]


Minneapolis/St Paul – Brings Author to Celebrate Assistance League ACTION! Week

As part of Assistance League’s ACTION! Week, our local chapter worked with Elizabeth Hall Elementary in Minneapolis, to bring in a local author to come talk to their third graders. Lehman Riley, the author of the ‘Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers’ book series, which are historical fiction children’s books about his grandparents, spoke about his family […]



the Bay Area – Partnerships Key to Chapter’s Success with Assistance League ACTION! Week

In the fall of 2018, Assistance League issued a call to action to all chapters to participate in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the importance of promoting childhood literacy and putting books in the hands of children who might not have access to them. Assistance League ACTION! Week was officially celebrated February 25 […]



Reno-Sparks – Provides Library Books for ACTION! Week

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks provided 16 schools $1,922 each worth of new library books for ACTION! Week.  The photo is of Smithridge Elementary School and the Links to Learning ladies from Assistance League of Reno-Sparks.  This photo shoot had been re-scheduled 3 or 4 times due to the heavy snow and school closures in Reno […]


Temecula Valley – Elsinore Elementary Teacher Receives Grant

LAKE ELSINORE – Jennifer Camargo, intervention teacher at Elsinore Elementary School, is on a mission to promote literacy. Her role is to provide extra support to students in grades 2, 3 and 4 who are two or more grades behind grade level in reading or math. On any school day, she sees up to 48 […]