Which Funder Is Giving Big for Early Literacy in San Mateo County?

Alarming statistics spawned the creation of the Big Lift, a San Mateo County effort to make at least 80 percent of youngsters literate by 2020. But it takes a massive foundation to get things moving. Cue the SVCF.
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How the Rainin Foundation's New Education Initiative Pushes for Parent Involvement at Home

Paired with a high-profile ad campaign, the Rainin Foundation is rolling out a new early literacy initiative that helps parents talk, read and sing to their infants and toddlers every day. To learn more about the new initiative, I spoke the foundation’s Director of Education Strategies & Ventures, Susan True.
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Inside SVCF’s New Center for Early Learning

Earlier this month, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) announced the formation of a new center aimed at improving early childhood education programs in the Silicon Valley. Avo Makdessian will be the program’s new director, leaving his previous position of Policy Director at First 5 Santa Clara County.
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