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April 24, 2006    

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Have you signed up for the May 13th Reading Clubs yet?  If not, take a minute today to submit your RSVP for these "Family"-themed clubs! You can click here to submit your RSVP!  


Reading to Kids is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator.  As one of two paid employees of the agency, the Program Coordinator will have an exceptional opportunity to work with a grassroots nonprofit organization.  This position offers the opportunity to help direct the growth of Reading to Kids and to bring the joy of reading to many more children in Los Angeles. 

Click here for the full Program Coordinator job description and information on how to apply.


Sunday, May 7th, 2006 is BIG SUNDAY, LA?s Annual Day of Service.  Volunteers from all over Los Angeles will help out at more than 200 different community sites in the city.
Two of R2K?s partner schools, Magnolia and Noble Elementary, will be sites for the event!
Have a Day of Blooming Together at the Great Magnolia Street School (Project #197)
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Volunteers will be planting a garden in front of the school, decorating and delivering flower pots to local seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, making gift cards and bookmarks, painting a keepsake banner, and more!

Have a Day of Science and Service at The Great Noble Avenue Elementary School (Project #164)
Time: 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.  
Volunteers will be painting murals, planting gardens and pots full of flowers, cleaning classrooms, helping teachers make copies and other helpful classroom tasks, and more!  
For more information on BIG SUNDAY and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.bigsunday.org.


Reserve your seat today for Reading to Kids' Second Annual Comedy Night at the Improv!  This event will feature hilarious local comics, a Silent Auction, and a night of fun with fellow fans of Reading to Kids!

Date:       Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Time:       6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place:      Hollywood Improv  (View website)
               8162 Melrose Avenue
               Los Angeles, CA  90046
               (323) 651-2583
Tickets:   $25 plus two-drink minimum in showroom
               ****Guests must be 21 and over.****

For more information or to buy tickets
click here.


Your favorite grassroots organization will be joining thousands of community members, hundreds of organizations, and scores of authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend!

The Festival of Books is the largest literacy fair in the world and takes place once a year on the UCLA campus.  The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Reading to Kids will be at Booth 733 in the Children's Area (across from Dodd Hall; click here to see an event map).  Come visit us -- we'll have a team of great volunteers sharing the news about R2K!

Thanks and have a great week!

  Jessica Tritsch
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX)
In this issue . . .
- May Reading Clubs
- Program Coordinator Position Available
- R2K Comedy Night
- Festival of Books
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May 2006
Reading Club Status
School Capacity  RSVPs
Esperanza 65 59
Gratts 70 70 
Magnolia 63  44 
Noble 68 35 
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