San Diego Council on Literacy

The San Diego Council on Literacy unites the community to support literacy. Through our shared interventions, more people read.

We represent a network 30 affiliated literacy program partners that annually provide services to 170,000 residents of all ages, at no cost. The SDCOL and its partners are responding to data which shows that 23% of adults in San Diego county do not have basic literacy skills. And this enhances quality of life for all. Members include:

- American Academy of Pediatrics, CA Chapter 3, Reach Out and

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06/06/2024
05/31/2024

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR HEROES.

Kenway Hoey is a volunteer with the Everyone A Reader program with the San Diego County Office of Education (). Check out this video to see how Kenway feels about tutoring and learn how you can help children in your community by becoming a volunteer tutor.

Sign up to be a tutor today! Just contact us at the San Diego Council on Literacy, at www.literacysandiego.org/volunteer and fill out the volunteer form or email us at [email protected]

Thank You!

05/28/2024

Did you know there's a group of talented and inspiring people who are dedicated to improving the state of literacy in San Diego? The Board of Directors of the San Diego Council on Literacy is made of change-makers like Carrie Scott, formerly of the Carlsbad City Library. Carrie is featured in this week’s episode of The Gap Minders.

For many years, Carrie was an important figure at the Carlsbad City Library where she led programs that supported adults and high school students, enhancing their literacy skills and opening doors of opportunity. Listen to this episode and hear how Carrie continues to champion literacy.

05/27/2024

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05/24/2024

Cory Oakes is an important volunteer tutor in the San Diego community. He helps adults improve their reading skills through his work with the Carlsbad City Library. Click on the link to learn his story.

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If you or someone you know is looking for a meaningful way to help a neighbor, consider becoming a literacy tutor.

Contact us at [email protected] or go to the San Diego Council on Literacy website www.literacysandiego.org/volunteer to fill out the application.

Thank you.

05/20/2024

The Gap Minders podcast presents…Adriana Brunner, who has 16 years of experience with MyPoint Credit Union. She is dedicated to creating client access to dual-language financial literacy information. In her time, she had led over 600 financial literacy workshops in English and Spanish.

Tune in tomorrow to gain valuable insights and perspectives from this conversation! Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or thegapminders.org.

05/20/2024

LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL WITH SDG&E’S POWER SAVER REWARDS PROGRAM

Earn bill credits when you reduce your energy use with Power Saver Rewards! To learn more, visit sdge.com/PowerSaver.

05/17/2024

SAN DIEGO NEEDS VOLUNTEER TUTORS

Robert Ardjmand is a volunteer with the UPLIFT/Kids at Heart program. See this video to learn how you can help children in your community by becoming a volunteer tutor.

You can become a tutor today! Just contact us at the San Diego Council on Literacy, at www.literacysandiego.org/volunteer and fill out the volunteer form or email us at [email protected]

Thank You!

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05/14/2024

Meet Alex Mazloom, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mind Treasures. 🌟 Mind Treasures teaches financial literacy skills, emphasizing character and spirituality.

Listen in on this conversation on Apple Podcast, Spotify.com, or thegapminders.org.

05/13/2024

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Whether you rent or own, you could be eligible to receive no-cost, energy-efficient home improvements that can make your home more comfortable and help reduce your energy bill. Find out if you qualify at http://sdge.com/ESA.

05/10/2024

San Diego Council on Literacy

VOLUNTEERING CHANGES LIVES

Evelyn Lopez is a volunteer literacy tutor with Community HousingWorks. She helps children improve their reading skills. See this video to learn how she enhances the lives of local children and enriches her own life.

If you love kids, reading, teaching, we encourage you to become a volunteer tutor today. Contact us at the San Diego Council on Literacy at www.literacysandiego.org/volunteer and fill out the volunteer form or email us at [email protected]

Thank You!

05/09/2024

TODAY IS THE DAY! 📆

Head to https://www.kendrascott.com/, pick out a new necklace, ring💍, or Mother's Day gift, and enter promocode: GIVEBACK-GILOW to give 20% of your purchase to the San Diego Council on Literacy.

Thank you for partnering with us for this special opportunity. We appreciate everyone's support to promote literacy in San Diego.

Happy shopping! 👜🥂

05/09/2024

Today, May 9th is Make A Book Day! 📚✨ Do your kids need a new craft to help channel their creativity? Try making a book with them. It's easy and brings a whole new element of fun to reading! Share with us what literary masterpiece you and your kids bring to life today. 🖋

Don't know where to start? Check out this how-to article: https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/diy-book-craft-for-kids/

05/08/2024

Don’t miss this week's episode featuring Chase Peckham, Director of Community Outreach at the San Diego Financial Literacy Center! ()🎙️ Discover how SDFLC is making a difference by providing essential financial education to K-12 students, military families, and beyond.

Tune in as Chase Peckham dives into the innovative methods SDFL uses, including seminars and personalized programming, to empower San Diegans with crucial financial literacy skills. 📚💸 In this episode, hear Chase’s inspiring joirney from overcoming credit card debt to transitioning from the sports industry to finance, and much more!

This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Queue up this conversation on Apple Podcast, Spotify.com, or http://thegapminders.org.

05/08/2024

Kendra Scott Giveback Event is happening today!

Today only, support a worthy cause and find amazing gifts at the ✨ Kendra Scott Giveback ✨ event where you can buy anything from Kendra Scott and support the San Diego Council on Literacy at the same time!

Please join us at the Kendra Scott store at 4309 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 2330, today May 8th, from 1-3pm. Or use the code GIVEBACK-GILOW online, 5/8 & 5/9. 20% of your sale will benefit SDCOL and its mission of Literacy for All. Thank you for your support! ✨

05/06/2024

ONLY TWO DAYS AWAY

Kendra Scott and the San Diego Council on Literacy are working together for this special Giveback event on May 8th.

From 1-3pm, visit Kendra Scott at its UTC location:

4309 La Jolla Village Dr., SUITE 2330, San Diego

If you can't make it to the store, go online and use the code GIVEBACK-GILOW to have 20% of your purchase go towards greater literacy in San Diego.

BONUS! The online Giveback event goes from May 8th AND May 9th!

Mark your calendar!

05/02/2024

Just 1 week away!

Refresh your look this spring with Kendra Scott.

Coming up May 8th, support a worthy cause and find amazing gifts at the ✨ Kendra Scott Giveback ✨ event where you can buy anything from Kendra Scott and support the San Diego Council on Literacy at the same time!

Please join us at the Kendra Scott store at 4309 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 2330, May 8th, from 1-3pm. Or use the code GIVEBACK-GILOW online, 5/8 & 5/9. 20% of your sale will benefit SDCOL and its mission of Literacy for All. Thank you for your support! ✨

05/02/2024

Check out The Gap Minders latest episode featuring William York from 211 San Diego and San Diego Health Connect. Discover how 211 San Diego pioneered as the first disaster information line and delve into the organization's evolution.

As a long-standing partner of UWSD leading the San Diego County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition, 211 has played a pivotal role in expanding free tax preparation services to our community. During his time leading 211, William York has also led the organization in improving access to services like disability care, housing assistance, childcare, healthcare, disaster assistance, free tax preparation, and more.

Bolstering information networks helps individuals navigate the complexities of care eligibility and learn about services they may not know are available. Tune in today to learn more about William’s unique career journey and how information networks contribute to building equitable communities!

Listen today on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, SoundCloud, or just go to The Gap Minders Website to listen and learn more.

Coronado Student Wins Award in San Diego County Financial Literacy Comic Competition - Coronado Times 05/01/2024

Congratulations to Kailani Lenert, one of Coronado's own!

Coronado resident, Kailani Lenert, won Honorable Mention for artwork she submitted to the San Diego Council on Literacy’s Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition.

Please see the article below.

Coronado Student Wins Award in San Diego County Financial Literacy Comic Competition - Coronado Times Coronado High School student Kailani Lenert — who is also a captain of the CHS Robotics Team — entered the third annual Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition and won an Honorable Mention for her entry encouraging healthy financial literacy habits. Her “Lady Supersaver” entry earned an H...

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Videos (show all)

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR HEROES.Kenway Hoey is a volunteer with the Everyone A Reader program with the San Diego Coun...
Cory Oakes is an important volunteer tutor in the San Diego community. He helps adults improve their reading skills thro...
SAN DIEGO NEEDS VOLUNTEER TUTORSRobert Ardjmand is a volunteer with the UPLIFT/Kids at Heart program. See this video to ...
SAN DIEGO NEEDS VOLUNTEER TUTORSRobert Ardjmand is a volunteer with the UPLIFT/Kids at Heart program. See this video to ...
San Diego Council on LiteracyVOLUNTEERING CHANGES LIVESEvelyn Lopez is a volunteer literacy tutor with Community Housing...
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