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Education 3/24: Aspire Education Project, Soul Shoppe, and Urban Ed Academy
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"To all the Buddies out there, I really miss you all. Whether it was refereeing a playground basketball game or reading Dr. Seuss or playing with stuffed animals, you all were so fun and great to be around and work with. Stay safe during these unprecedented times, and remember, there's nothing better than curling up at home with a good book."

Thanks Luke and Aspire Education Project for sharing your favorite books and messages of encouragement as part of the Oakland Literacy Coalition's campaign this week! #OaklandReads
"To all the Buddies out there, I really miss you all. Whether it was refereeing a playground basketball game or reading Dr. Seuss or playing with stuffed animals, you all were so fun and great to be around and work with. Stay safe during these unprecedented times, and remember, there's nothing better than curling up at home with a good book."

Thanks Luke and Aspire Education Project for sharing your favorite books and messages of encouragement! #OaklandReads
"The thing I miss most about being in Oakland schools is seeing all of the smiles and excitement from students when their Reading Buddy is coming to read and play with them! I hope we will all get to see each other again soon!" 💚💛💙

Thanks Genni and Aspire Education Project for sharing this message as part of the Oakland Literacy Coalition's #KeepOaklandReading campaign! #OaklandReads
Emma - a Youth Mentor with Aspire Education Project - shared this favorite book as part of the Oakland Literacy Coalition campaign to share messages of support from literacy volunteers who are missing their students while schools are closed.

We love "If You Give A Moose A Muffin" too! And yes - these are the perfect books for acting out together!! #OaklandReads
"The Rainbow Fish" makes us happy too! Thanks, Allison from Aspire Education Project for the words of advice for #Oakland students! #OaklandReads
We love "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" too! Thanks Aspire Education Project for sharing this message for #Oakland students! #OaklandReads
LET'S SHOW OAKLAND STUDENTS SOME LOVE

With schools closed, many students have lost their connections with literacy tutors and mentors. Let's show Oakland kids that we're supporting them from afar!

This week, we'll be posting pictures of our favorite children's books and sharing messages of encouragement for Oakland kids who are learning from home.

Make sure to tag the OLC and use #OaklandReads so we can see your posts and help circulate. Tag friends or colleagues to "challenge" them to participate!

Aspire Education Project Super Stars Literacy Reading Partners SF Bay Area Children Rising JCL Jewish Coalition for Literacy Community Education Partnerships UC Berkeley Public Service Center Boost! West Oakland
We're so grateful to be working with OLC Member Network organizations like Aspire Education Project to get books into the hands of Oakland kids! 💚📚✨#KeepKidsLearning
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA —As the Aid To Humanity US Tour continues, hundreds of East Oakland residents were gifted care packages and school supplies from the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, the charitable arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ).

Eight local organizations (Oakland Public Education Fund, We Lead Ours, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, International Rescue Committee, City of Oakland - Parts & Recreation, East Oakland Community Project, Aspire Education Project and the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley) each received donations of $10,000 to their community work in the greater Bay Area.

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Vici converted our yoga studio into a boutique where the girls "shopped" for professional clothing for their internships. This Monday they'll head to companies across the Bay Area to gain career exposure and professional work experience, connect with positive adult role models in their field of interest, and begin to outline a path to their career goals and dreams.

Thanks to the following internship hosts for supporting our girls' career exploration: East Bay Pediatrics, TMC Financing, East Bay Municipal Utility District, FATHOM, Gap, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, HNTB, International Art Museum of America, Aspire Education Project, Bennett & Johnson, LLP, City of San Leandro Water Pollution Control Plant, Harm Reduction Coalition, and Urban Planning Partners!
Thank you Aspire Education Project.

Aspire is the Bay Area’s leader in effective supplemental education programming. We empower our students to become independent, active learners.

Then we invite them to be trained in social-emotional skills and mentor younger students in literacy. Aspire Education Project is the Bay Area’s leader in thoughtful, effective education programming. Dedicated to providing equitable access to academic support, our programs fall into three categories:

-One-on-one academic tutoring and test prep by uniquely qualified educators
-Academic partnership

Operating as usual

Aspire Education Project updated their address. 09/28/2021

Aspire Education Project updated their address.

Aspire Education Project updated their address.

06/02/2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dixie Lewis. Dixie volunteered as a youth mentor with Community Reading Buddies for 5 summers, from 2015-2019. She touched the hearts and minds of the elementary school students she compassionately mentored in literacy. Our hearts go out to Dixie’s family and friends during this tragic time.

10/05/2020

This is a story about Oakland, early education, and you.

09/29/2020

We’re so excited to announce that, for the first time in CRB history, we’re organizing an online version of the program during the school year! We’re taking sign ups now for volunteers who can make a regular commitment to the program this fall. Pass it on!

Learn more at www.aspireeducation.org/be-a-reading-mentor

Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! 06/10/2020

Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!

Black Lives Matter.

We at Aspire stand with Black communities everywhere and against the abuse of power in any form. We also support conversations that can promote deeper understanding and lead to lasting change. Here are recommended resources either to facilitate those conversations with your children or to deepen that understanding for yourself:

Books for Children: https://www.embracerace.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-childrens-books?fbclid=IwAR1uGocArApJ95EIFNooKhYWPexvjnFqJH9rBLVZktVewibX4ABqtIvcE5I

Books for Teens: https://mashable.com/article/new-books-black-authors-you-should-read/

Books for Adults: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

Ways to Get Involved: https://issuu.com/nlc.sf.2014/docs/beyondthestreets_final/1?ff&fbclid=IwAR0s9QWH-PST8VWdUi1i4yBMH-cgV-suSrX7RfbYe0nkczpCtGfimFarPLs

Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! Recommended resources for finding excellent and "diverse" children's books.

Enrichment Courses - Aspire Education Project 05/27/2020

Enrichment Courses - Aspire Education Project

Have you taken advantage of our June bootcamps yet? There's only a few days left!

We are currently offering them at a STEEP discount of 80% off! Check them out and sign up today! Space is limited.

https://aspireeducation.org/enrichment-courses/

Enrichment Courses - Aspire Education Project JUNE BOOTCAMPS Online small-group classes to stay ahead while staying home Focus this June on the Most Important Skills Affordable Virtual Bootcamps for Small Groups Over 15 years, Aspire has offered hundreds of enrichment courses that have fascinated students with new subjects and empowered them to...

CRB: Our Favorite Books 05/22/2020

In support of our Child Development Center partners and families, Youth Mentors and staff submitted their favorite books and messages of support to their Buddies. We put them all together into a booklet of our top recommended books!

Happy Reading!

In support of our Child Development Center partners and families, Youth Mentors and staff submitted their favorite books and messages of support to their Buddies. We put them all together into a booklet of our top recommended books!

CRB: Our Favorite Books 05/22/2020

In support of our Child Development Center partners and families, Youth Mentors and staff submitted their favorite books and messages of support to their Buddies. We put them all together into a booklet of our top recommended books!

Sign Up for Academic Tutoring - Aspire Education Project 05/13/2020

Sign Up for Academic Tutoring - Aspire Education Project

Tutor Spotlight: Hannah Adams

Every month, we're featuring one of our stellar tutors in our Tutor Spotlight! This month, we're proud to introduce Hannah Adams!

Hannah Adams is a junior at Berkeley and is currently pursuing her degree in Molecular Environmental Biology. She has been a tutor for two years, and joined Aspire in Fall 2019. Although she is primarily a math and science tutor, she also enjoys supporting students in English and Language Arts. A proud plant lover, Hannah brings a similar care and warmth to her tutoring students!

If you are interested in working with Hannah in math or science, click below to make an inquiry.

https://aspireeducation.org/get-started-with-tutoring/

Sign Up for Academic Tutoring - Aspire Education Project Don’t Settle: Improve Your Student’s Grades Today As the Bay Area’s only tutoring nonprofit… Aspire has been empowering students to make dramatic improvements and get into their dream schools for 15 years. We connect you with one of our 40 specialists with the expertise and emotional intelli...

Timeline photos 05/08/2020

Zoë’s book recommendation is “Arnie’s Doughnuts” by Laurie Keller “because it has all sorts of different doughnuts in it and I love doughnuts. I also love this book because there are really fun pictures in it.

“I miss all you Buddies! I’m spending a lot of my time reading books and I hope you are too. See you soon!”

You can recommend your favorite book to your Buddies, too! Send your photo and message TODAY to be included in our recommended reading booklet to Buddies. Past youth mentors are welcome to participate! Email [email protected]

Sign Up for Academic Tutoring - Aspire Education Project 05/07/2020

Sign Up for Academic Tutoring - Aspire Education Project

FREE/Discounted Virtual Tutoring
Now through June 15th

To help address learning loss from Shelter-in-Place, we are offering three FREE tutoring sessions to new clients, and discounts of at least 50% to clients who increase their tutoring this month. Contact us to learn more:

https://aspireeducation.org/get-started-with-tutoring/

Sign Up for Academic Tutoring - Aspire Education Project Don’t Settle: Improve Your Student’s Grades Today As the Bay Area’s only tutoring nonprofit… Aspire has been empowering students to make dramatic improvements and get into their dream schools for 15 years. We connect you with one of our 40 specialists with the expertise and emotional intelli...

Enrichment Courses - Aspire Education Project 05/06/2020

Enrichment Courses - Aspire Education Project

Focus this June on the Most Important Skills

With shelter-in-place restrictions continuing, now is the perfect time for your student to learn the emerging skill of the 21st century - coding! More than that, the next SAT is anticipated to be in August. Use this time to help your student increase their score substantially! Each 6-week bootcamp is only $95 for this June only! (Typically $495)

https://aspireeducation.org/enrichment-courses/

Enrichment Courses - Aspire Education Project JUNE BOOTCAMPS Online small-group classes to stay ahead while staying home Focus this June on the Most Important Skills Affordable Virtual Bootcamps for Small Groups Over 15 years, Aspire has offered hundreds of enrichment courses that have fascinated students with new subjects and empowered them to...

05/01/2020

Luke says:

When I was younger, I absolutely loved "Luke Goes to Bat" by Rachel Isadora. It inspired my love of sports at an early age while also giving me a glimpse into the legacy the legendary Jackie Robinson left behind.

To all the Buddies out there, I really miss you all. Whether it was refereeing a playground basketball game or reading Dr. Seuss or playing with stuffed animals, you all were so fun and great to be around and work with. Stay safe during these unprecedented times, and remember, there's nothing better than curling up at home with a good book.


Oakland Literacy Coalition

04/29/2020

Our Youth Mentors are sending their messages of support to their Buddies!

Emma says:

I love "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" so much because of the fun and silly nature of the story.

I hope all the Buddies are safe at home and I miss acting out the different parts of the story with them!

Oakland Literacy Coalition

04/28/2020

We're showing love to Oakland students all week with Oakland Literacy Coalition's campaign!

Allison says:

"The Rainbow Fish" was one of my favorite books as a young reader because it has a strong and lovely message that I still believe in today: sharing makes us happy! At first, the Rainbow Fish doesn't share his pretty scales but soon that makes him feel lonely. Once he starts sharing with others, Rainbow Fish sees how happy it makes them and this makes him feel happy, too! Sometimes when I feel lonely, I know that sharing together will make everyone feel better.

Happy reading!

04/27/2020

This week, we're participating in Oakland Literacy Coalition's Facebook campaign to show support for young Oakland students!

Genni says:

I love the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" because it's a fun way to learn the alphabet with great rhymes and funny sounds.

The thing I miss most about being in Oakland schools is seeing all of the smiles and excitement from students when their Reading Buddy is coming to read and play with them! I hope we will all get to see each other again soon!

Timeline photos 04/14/2020

Books, books, books! These brand new books were sitting in our storage for months, waiting to go to their new homes. We had 273 books meant for giveaways at our Family Reading Night events in the spring. With the pandemic closing schools and limiting group gatherings, we sadly had to cancel our events for the rest of the school year. Fortunately, today we were able to give the books to our partners at Oakland Literacy Coalition for distribution to OUSD families! Now, when young families pick up their weekly meals from meal distribution sites, they’ll also get some books to take home and share. That’s the power of the Oakland education community!

04/13/2020

We know that everyone is living in uncertain times right now. And while we are preparing for the possibility that CRB will need to be postponed or cancelled in 2020, we are also preparing for an outcome where we can still provide educational support to our youngest students this summer.
Children’s early years are critical for language and literacy development, and a lack of support has been shown to cause long-term learning effects. With schools closed for in-class learning for the remainder of the school year, summer will be critical for making up this learning loss.
If you are interested in volunteering with us this summer, please sign up via our bio link! You can make a difference during this unprecedented time.

03/25/2020

Aspire in the Community

SHE CAN's mission is to equip and empower young women from post-conflict countries to become leaders who change their nation. Since its founding in 2011, 64 low-income women have won full-ride scholarships to U.S. universities, with 19 graduates emerging leaders in their fields.

Aspire Education Project and SHE-CAN have been partners since 2015. Aspire facilitates an online test prep class with the candidates of the SHE-CAN program in Cambodia to help them with their college entrance exams.

Our community partnerships allow us to reach more students and work towards our goal to give all students access to educational resources.

www.aspireeducation.org/programs-and-partnerships

03/18/2020

Tutor Spotlight: Andy Imm

Andy has been working in the education field for over twenty years, including two years with Aspire Education Project. He graduated with a BS in Mathematics from Creighton University, and has earned a Masters in Applied Mathematics and a Masters Education in Math, specializing in Middle/Secondary Education and Instructional Technology. Andy has worked with the American InterContinental University since 2004, and in 2014 was nominated and then awarded Educator of the Year in Instruction honor. In addition to math, Andy is also a test prep tutor and has recently begun facilitating two test prep classes with our partners MetWest High School and First Graduate!

Timeline photos 03/13/2020

We’re keeping up with the rapidly changing school updates in the Bay Area. With the recent announcement that OUSD is the latest of several district closures, we hope to share information and resources to help families manage during this crisis.
We continue to offer our educational services to our current families via remote tutoring.

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101 Broadway
Oakland, CA
94612

General information

PROGRAMS
After-school centers: in partnership with local schools and nonprofit organizations, Aspire provides group academic tutoring for struggling students.

Standardized Test Prep: in partnership with local schools and other community organizations, Aspire provides group and individual test prep for college entrance, high school entrance, and high school exit exams.

Individual One-on-one Tutoring: Aspire educators provide tailored individual support for students. Anyone welcome to apply for a scholarship.

Community Reading Buddies: pairs volunteers from local middle and high schools with students at local public preschools and summer schools (pre-k through 3rd grade) for 8 weeks of one-on-one mentoring and literacy during the summer.

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Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm

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