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Reading to Kids Taskforce

Last updated Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 
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:
Arias-Kim, Mia   
Armas, Ashley   
Axe, Jason   
Brady, Dalet   
Callahan, David   
Carabio, Tanya   
Chew, Robyn   
Davis, Valerie   
Guevarra, Christina   
Jackson, Talethe   
Javdan, Mona   
Kong, Nicole   
Loney, Andrea   
McClure Campbell, Aubrey   
Moskovitz, Julie   
Orchard, Charlie   
Perez De La Garza, Giselle   
Resnick, Shayna   
Rickard, David   
Ritter, Susan   
Rodriguez, Raquel   
Shimano, Rich   
Smith, Jen   
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   
Jackson, Talethe   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rickard, David   
Sykora, David   

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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:
Daniel Martinez   
Cynthia Montes   
Jacqueline Rivera   
  Members:
Arias-Kim, Mia   
Axe, Jason   
Caswell, Racheal   
Dunning, Jessica   
Jackson, Talethe   
Javdan, Mona   
Jones-Liang, Nick   
Kodaverdian, Niree   
Lee, Jessica   
Medeiros, Brandee   
Moskovitz, Julie   
Orchard, Charlie   
Salzman, Rosalind   
Shah, Neil   
Smith, Jen   
Willis, Jen   
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   
Jessica Lee   
Mark May   
  Members:
Amy, Rene   
Anton, Pamela   
Arias-Kim, Mia   
Axe, Jason   
Bakke, Jake   
Briceno, Andrea   
Brown-Clark, Jessica   
Burnette, Emelie   
Callahan, David   
Choo, Soyoon   
Chung, Paul   
Cohen, Peter   
Danby, Chris   
Dunning, Jessica   
Dunning, Ryanne   
Epstein, Tina   
Goerdt, Jill   
Green, Vanessa   
Greener, Jake   
Guevarra, Christina   
Hernandez, Edgar   
Horn, Heather   
Howard, Alexea   
Jackson, Talethe   
Jones, Katie   
Jones-Liang, Nick   
Kashon, Amie   
Kolsrud, Erica   
Lenox Ibarra, Skylar   
Love-Smith, Ashley   
Metry, Mira   
Morris, Sean   
Negus, Moses   
Oktay, Ali   
Orchard, Charlie   
Orchard, Mary   
Park, Maggie   
Persaud, Satya    
Rees, Emma   
Reyes Hernandez, Anthony   
Rivera, Jacqueline   
Rossney, Glenn   
Rubio, Mariel   
Sanchez, Kaleigh   
Sandersfeld, Emily   
Sanderson, Tina   
Schluter, Kaitlin   
Smith, Jen   
Smoot, Andrea   
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:
Arias-Kim, Mia   
Axe, Jason   
Caswell, Racheal   
Jackson, Talethe   
Javdan, Mona   
Martin, Christopher   
May, Mark   
Medeiros, Brandee   
Moskovitz, Julie   
Orchard, Charlie   
Smith, Jen   
Willis, Jen   

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Strategic Planning Committee

•  Helps prioritize organizational goals through the assessment of current practices and the development of future actions.
  Chairs:
Jason Axe   
Amol Mody   
  Members:
Ahmed, Sana   
Brady, Dalet   
Jackson, Talethe   
Jones, Matthew   
May, Mark   
Montes, Cynthia   
Morris, Sean   
Negus, Moses   
Orchard, Charlie   
Selvage III, Prince   
Shah, Neil   
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.
  Chair:
Christopher Martin   
  Members:
Ahmed, Sana   
Axe, Jason   
Baumgartner, Steve   
Briceno, Andrea   
Jackson, Talethe   
Javdan, Mona   
Montes, Cynthia   
Nakano, Sheryl   
Orchard, Charlie   
Perez, David   
Rivera, Jacqueline   
Schluter, Kaitlin   
Selvage III, Prince   
Shah, Neil   
Smith, Jen   
Smith, Jen   
Thompson, Stanley   
Tortu, William   
Wilson, Kori   


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