PRLog - Apr. 22, 2011 - Contact:
Ms. Marlayna Tuiasosopo
Stanford Alumni and Live the Dream Foundation of Silicon Valley Host Family Literacy Event in East Palo Alto on May 14
Stanford Alumni partner with Live the Dream Foundation of Silicon Valley to host the First Annual “Reading Rainbow in the Park” at Bell Park in East Palo Alto on May 14
Silicon Valley, CA- Stanford Alumni in partnership with Live the Dream Foundation of Silicon Valley present the First Annual “Reading Rainbow in the Park”. The event will take place on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 from 10:00am -3:00pm at Bell Park at 500 Bell Street, East Palo Alto, CA. This event will provide families to join in the joy and fun of reading with youth of all ages. There will be various activity booths, reading circles and a mobile library to register attendees for free library cards. There will be food vendors, free refreshments, giveaways and raffle prizes. This event is free and open to the public; however pre-registration for your family or for a group of children that you can bring is strongly suggestion at readingrainbowinthepark.eventbrite.com .
This event hopes to bring awareness to the benefits of reading by exposing kids, teenagers and families to a smorgasbord of books, resources and activities related to reading. There will be age appropriate books in reading circles and many activities related to reading for youth and families. The event is also an opportunity for Stanford University alumni and friends to give back to its surrounding community; to sign up to volunteer please visit the website below.
“We are excited to work with the community of East Palo Alto to put on this event. East Palo Alto is filled with gifted, talented and creative youth. Put a book in their hands and powerful things will happen.”
This event was instigated by “Beyond the Farm”, an initiative seeking to extend Stanford University’s spirit of service to communities around the world through the volunteer efforts of Stanford alumni, family and friends. With the dedication of every individual within the University’s 200,000+ – strong alumni community, thousands of local causes can be supported and hundreds of global initiatives can be launched. The Living for the Dream Foundation of Silicon Valley is a nonprofit organization working to construct a network of community and youth leaders that address and resolve social, cultural, political, humanitarian and economic development issues. The vision is to help create a new world supporting successful human relations and thriving economic enterprises which foster the ideals of peace, justice and equal treatment of all in a multicultural and multiethnic world. For more information visit their website at livethedreamfoundation.com
For more information about the event visit http://www.livethedreamfoundation.com/
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Stanford Alumni in partnership with Live the Dream Foundation presents "Reading Rainbow in the Park". This is a FREE family (ALL AGES) event focused on the fun of reading. There will be activity booths, reading circles and a mobile library.