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June 13, 2024

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Even though their summer break started Tuesday, this month 309 kids, 185 volunteers, 40 parents, and 21 teachers & staff helped to make our June 8th reading clubs a success - our largest June since 2019!

We wish our graduating 5th graders all the best as they now head off to middle school, though some may still join us for our summer reading clubs.

Kindergartners had a great time hearing Jasper & Ollie Build a Fort, then creating their own forts out of popsicle sticks!

Kindergartners hearing a book at Esperanza Elementary   Kindergartners creating forts at Los Angeles Elementary
Kindergartners creating forts at MacArthur Park Elementary   Kindergartners with their finished forts at LA Elementary
(Click on any image to see it full size)

Last Saturday was our last scheduled reading club at Los Angeles Elementary.

After 17 years of reading clubs and $95,000 in books donated to the L.A. Elem. kids, teachers, parents, and their school library, we are looking to expand to another nearby school. We hope to announce that school in the coming months!


Please be sure to sign up for the next reading clubs!   Click here to submit your RSVP for our "Amazing Animals" clubs, then "join" the July 13th reading club event on Facebook and invite your friends!

MERCYWORLDWIDE volunteers at Politi Elementary   MERCYWORLDWIDE volunteers at MacArthur Park Elementary
MERCYWORLDWIDE volunteers at Esperanza Elementary
MERCYWORLDWIDE volunteers on June 8th at Politi, MacArthur Park,
and Esperanza. Click on any image to see it full size.

These July reading clubs will be smaller because the schools will be in the middle of their summer break, so be sure to sign up early!


Site Coordinators at Charles White Elementary

We're always looking for experienced volunteers to take on more leadership with us by helping train new and returning volunteers, being a GLC, checking in volunteers, or especially being a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

Summer is a great time to ease into any of those roles. If you can help in any of them, please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org to help create wonderful reading clubs!



Are you or someone you know ready to work full-time at a nonprofit where you can make a big difference? Reading to Kids is hiring a second Program Coordinator for a permanent position starting this summer!

The position is posted on our website at readingtokids.org/News/ProgramCoordinator2024.html, where you can also read it by clicking on the Program Coordinator button below Latest News. Be sure to apply as soon as possible, as we are receiving many applicants.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please share the above position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us before!



Charlie Orchard, Yancy Rodriguez Coe, & Ciara Kelly
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)
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JULY 2024
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 15 20
Esperanza 9 20
Gratts 9 20
MacArthur Park 13 20
Magnolia 9 20
Politi 11 23
White 6 17
TOTAL 72 140
JULY Books. . .
Kindergarten book
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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