Reading Rainbow in the Park - Literacy Event in East Palo Alto Saturday May 12th

Stanford Alumni partner with Computers for Everyone to host the Second Annual “Reading Rainbow in the Park” at Cesar Chavez Academy fields in East Palo Alto on May 12
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April 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Silicon Valley, CA- Stanford Alumni in partnership with Computers for Everyone present the Second Annual “Reading Rainbow in the Park”. The event will take place on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 10:00am -3:00pm at Cesar Chavez Academy at 2450 Ralmar Ave, East Palo Alto, CA. This event will encourage families to join in the joy and fun of reading with youth and teenagers of all ages. There will be reading activities, games and entertainment throughout the day and a mobile library to register attendees for free library cards. Free books will be given to all attending. Free prizes will be raffled off throughout the day including toys, gift certificates, mp3 players, and a desktop computer! This year’s event will also feature a rhyme forming and spelling competition called “Bar Up and Spell It Out” hosted by local East Palo Alto student body leaders. The winner will take home a laptop computer. Food vendors will be on site, free refreshments, free snacks, and many giveaways. This event is free and open to the public; however pre-registration for your family or a group is strongly suggested at:

This event hopes to bring awareness to the benefits of reading by exposing kids, teenagers and families to a variety of community resources, programs and books for entertainment, education and empowerment. The event is also an opportunity for Stanford University alumni, friends and community members 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.”  
“Computers for Everyone is dedicated to closing the digital divide. Reading is a precursor to all kinds of literacy and computer literacy is a precursor to many of the skills that enable life successes. We at Computers for Everyone are proud to help make this a reality in our community..”

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 mission of Computers for Everyone is to enable our underserved communities to access the digital world through affordable education, equipment, connectivity, and support. For more information visit their website at

For more information about the event visit, the event Facebook page or  contact Marlayna Tuiasosopo via email at or telephone at (415)517-8843.
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