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Reading to Kids Taskforce

Last updated Wednesday, May 15, 2024

 
The Reading to Kids Taskforce includes returning volunteers, teachers, and administrators who are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and building the organization. Requirements for joining the Taskforce include
 
  •  Having volunteered at two or more reading clubs
  •  Wanting to be involved in the planning, administration, and/or execution of some aspect of the organization.
 
The Taskforce is comprised of several committees, as described below.

Click here for a list of all current Taskforce members.
Click here to join the Taskforce now!
Please email us at inforeadingtokids.org with any questions.
 
Taskforce Committees
• Curriculum
• Information Technology
• Marketing
 
• Operations
• Special Events
 
• Strategic Planning
• Training
 
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Curriculum Committee

•  Meets monthly to design craft projects and activities for volunteers to incorporate into the reading clubs.
  Chairs:
Carrie Orchard   
Emily Sandersfeld   
  Members:
Altman, Daniel   
Axe, Jason   
Bakkar, Erika   
Brady, Dalet   
Callahan, David   
Carabio, Tanya   
Chew, Robyn   
Collins, Talethe   
Dandridge, Yma   
Davis, Danielle   
Flowers, Melanie   
Guevarra, Christina   
Javdan, Mona   
Kelly, Ciara   
Kong, Nicole   
Marcelin, Jade   
Messam, Jenny   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rickard, David   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   
Selvage III, Prince   
Shimano, Rich   
Shioya, Susan   
Smith, Jen   
Taylor, Stephen   
Yoshimura, Susan   

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Information Technology Committee

•  Designs, maintains, and upgrades website.
•  Develops and maintains data handling/storage systems for applications, RSVPs, mailing lists, etc.
  Chair:
Rich Shimano   
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Ito, Jonathan   
Kelly, Ciara   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rickard, David   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   

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Marketing Committee

•  Publicizes Reading to Kids through promotional materials, including press releases, press packs, posters, newsletters, photographs, videos, etc.
•  Supports the Annual Fund Drive through creation of materials, goals, etc.
•  Works with the schools to assist in recruiting kids to attend the reading clubs.
•  Recruits volunteers for the reading clubs.
  Chairs:
Jessica Dunning   
Jessica Lee   
Jacqueline Rivera   
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Davis, Danielle   
Javdan, Mona   
Kelly, Ciara   
Kolsrud, Erica   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   
Smith, Jen   
Wilson, Kori   
Yoshimura, Susan   

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Operations Committee

•  Guides, plans, and executes all operational aspects of reading clubs (includes site coordinators, grade level coordinators, and food runners).
•  Contacts businesses to solicit donations for the reading clubs, including food for volunteers.
  Chairs:
Kirstin Harper-Smith   
Mark May   
  Members:
Ahmed, Sana   
Altman, Daniel   
Amy, Rene   
Anton, Pamela   
Axe, Jason   
Callahan, David   
Choo, Soyoon   
Chung, Paul   
Cottier, Megan   
Cramer, Mia   
Dandridge, Yma   
Dunning, Jessica   
Epstein, Tina   
Green, Vanessa   
Guevarra, Christina   
Hernandez, Edgar   
Horn, Heather   
Howard, Alexea   
Jones, Katie   
Keenan, Teig   
Kelly, Ciara   
Kolsrud, Erica   
Kuhn, Lauren   
Landaverde, Karen   
Lee, Jessica   
Montes, Cynthia   
Morris, Sean   
Oktay, Ali   
Orchard, Charlie   
Persaud, Satya    
Rivera, Jacqueline   
Robinson, Tanea   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   
Rossney, Glenn   
Rubio, Mariel   
Sandersfeld, Emily   
Sanderson, Tina   
Smith, Jen   
Stevenson, Sonia   
White, Patrick   

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Special Events Committee

•  Plans social events for volunteers and special events for the organization.
•  Recruits and schedules volunteers for Reading to Kids tabling events such as the Festival of Books.
•  Solicits auction and bingo prize items.
•  Plans fundraising events.
  Chairs:
Prince Selvage III   
Kori Wilson   
  Members:
Amado McFadyen, Candice   
Axe, Jason   
Diamond, Darcy   
Epstein, Tina   
Greengard, Gloria   
Kelly, Ciara   
Marcelin, Jade   
Martin, Christopher   
May, Mark   
Messam, Jenny   
Mikikian, Seza   
Orchard, Charlie   
Robinson, Tanea   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   
Smith, Jen   
Vasquez, Paula   

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Strategic Planning Committee

•  Helps prioritize organizational goals through the assessment of current practices and the development of future actions.
  Chair:
Jason Axe   
  Members:
Ahmed, Sana   
Brady, Dalet   
Howard, Alexea   
Jones, Matthew   
Kelly, Ciara   
May, Mark   
Montes, Cynthia   
Morris, Sean   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   
Selvage III, Prince   
Shimano, Rich   
Yoshimura, Susan   

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Training Committee

•  Develops training materials and guides for volunteers and parents.
•  Works with the schools to facilitate effective Parent Workshops.
  Chairs:
Christopher Martin   
Cynthia Montes   
  Members:
Ahmed, Sana   
Axe, Jason   
Baumgartner, Steve   
Kelly, Ciara   
Montes, Cynthia   
Orchard, Charlie   
Perez, David   
Rivera, Jacqueline   
Robinson, Tanea   
Rodriguez Coe, Yancy   
Selvage III, Prince   
Smith, Jen   
Smith, Jen   
Thompson, Stan   
Wilson, Kori   


Curriculum |   Information Technology |   Marketing |   Operations
Special Events |   Strategic Planning |   Training