The event will take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 from 10:00am -3:00pm The Verdese Carter Park site is located at 96th Avenue and Bancroft Ave, of Oakland, Alameda County, California. 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 suggested at:
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 college and high school students to give back to its surrounding community. To sign up to volunteer please email Oscar Grant Foundation Director at beatricex19@
“We are excited to work with the community in Oakland to put on this event. East Oakland is filled with gifted, talented and creative youth. Put a book in their hands and powerful things will happen.”
“I personally attended a Reading Rainbow in the Park which was held in East Palo Alto. I witness the excitement, fun, and most importantly, the joy the children were having in reading and being read too. After discussing with the organizer, Marlayna Tuiasosopo, the idea to bring the event to the East Oakland community was born.”
Live the Dream Foundation of Sillicon 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 http://livethedreamfoundation.com/
The Oscar Grant Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded specifically to provide a bridge for better communication between the police force and the community, to provide educational training in life skills, support for children, youth, and families in need throughout California, nationally, and internationally. For more information about the event or The Oscar Grant Foundation visit the website at http://oscargrantfoundation.com
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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.