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Welcome to Reading Legacies

Our organization is a 501c3 whose mission is dedicated to empowering children and youth as valued family and community members through intergenerational shared-reading experiences. We place high priority on the goal of reaching out to children and youth who are at-risk of having a solid educational foundation for success in school and life.

We base the importance of our work on the power of the shared-reading experience as being educationally and emotionally beneficial to both the listener and the reader. We place high priority on the following core values:

  • We value children and youth as powerful and important resources for the future of any community.
  • We value intergenerational social interaction as an opportunity to share cultural heritage and values.
  • We value reading aloud as an effective medium to build relationships and develop an interest in reading.
  • We value service to others as a powerful method for personal growth and increase in self-worth.
  • We value our relationship with our community and our country as a public trust by providing services with the highest integrity and sound business practices.

Our strategy is to surround children and youth with supportive family members and exemplary community role models who will regularly participate in this shared-reading experience with them. To that end, we have established two programs reaching into areas where at-risk children, youth, and families can be positively impacted with our curriculum and processes.

Our resources are utilized almost exclusively on our programs, with only 15% on administrative and/or fund development activities. Management of a large team of trained and motivated volunteers requires staff attention and interaction. To that end, we have developed a Training Curriculum with regular site visits and support.

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Reading Legacies
2750 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92106
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