Writing Letters to Our Super Stars

Letter Writing Campaign We hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday, Super Stars! A lot of people in our community are thinking of different and creative ways to help families out during this time, and we would like to present one of our ideas! Since our volunteers can no longer visit our school sites and read to our students, our amazing …

Fun STEM Activities for the Weekend

Science Meets Literacy Happy Friday Super Stars! We hope you are staying safe and well during this challenging time. Our Group Leaders and office staff miss seeing everyone at our home base on Hegenberger and our school sites. Teaching and learning is the core of our mission, with literacy being the focus, but with school closures due to COVID-19, learning …

Resources to Support You During COVID-19

Our Situation We are always thinking about our students and families. Today, our six partnered schools has been closed for weeks, meaning our Super Stars are not getting the basic and extra help they need to succeed. Our parents, too, are facing difficult times trying to make a living while taking care of their kids. It is also a challenging …

Bridge the Gap! Super Stars Literacy 2020 Gala

Super Stars Literacy 2020 Gala Saturday, February 22, 2020 Salesforce Tower Super Stars Literacy (SSL) welcomes you to our 2020 gala! Centered in Oakland, CA we are proud to have served Bay Area students for over 18 years. Through our in-school and after-school programming, we have helped thousands of K-2nd grade students improve their literacy as well as guiding them …

Book Donation from High School and End of the Year Celebrations

Last Weeks of 2019 We can’t believe it’s already the end of December! There is so much to look back on–in 2019, we were able to serve 100 more students in our 6 schools in Oakland, which means 100 more students were able to see growth in their reading skills. We’re hoping we can serve more in 2020! You can …

Feeling Thankful

November is rapidly approaching, which means the new year is strutting its way into our lives. We are so excited for what 2020 will bring, but during these last months of the year, we thought it would be great to reflect on the great things our Super Stars community has accomplished. Results for Back-to-School Campaign Our Back-to-School campaign ended in …

Reading with Ross

First Volunteering Events Last week, Super Stars was lucky to have Ross Dress for Less come and volunteer at Aspire Monarch Academy! These were our first volunteer events of the year, so thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator, Marwa, for planning these opportunities, and thank you Ross for being so great with our students. We first had a small group …

Happy New Year!

New Faces It’s been a happy start to our new school year here at Super Stars. To begin, a couple of staff members started their position this month! Our staff list is located on our website under About Us, if you ever want to see who’s serving in the office.   The Start of School Our Group Leaders also began …

Super Stars Literacy at Pinot’s Palette 2019

Our fundraiser at Pinot’s palette was so much fun! Thank you to all who came and to the amazing staff that made us feel so welcome. The Superstars team and our Oakland scholars appreciate it!

Super Stars Literacy fundraiser at Farley’s East

Thank you so much to Farley’s East for hosting SSL as their February nonprofit spotlight! We appreciate their dedication to the Oakland community and this opportunity allowed us to further support our amazing Oakland scholars!

Exciting Auction Items! – May 16th

Looking forward to our event celebrating Oral Lee Brown? Check out this small peek at some of our silent auction items! Hamilton on Broadway! – It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely concept for a Broadway smash: A hip-hop musical that tells the story of America’s founding fathers with a cast almost entirely of people of color. But somehow, it …

Join Us to Honor Oral Lee Brown

Since 1987, Oral Lee Brown has been an inspiring figure in Oakland educational philanthrophy through her foundation and their 7 phases of college support. To date, Mrs. Brown has sponsored the college tuition of 136 local students while also providing an array of programs from academic tutoring to recreational activities. Most recently, the Oral Lee Brown Foundation has adopted the entire …

Ebay visits Super Stars Literacy!

On January 23rd, a wonderful group of volunteers from eBay visited our second graders at Bridges Academy. After a read aloud of Froggy’s Lemonade Stand, they lead our students in an activity about entrepreneurship! The volunteers helped the students in generating their own business ideas complete with name branding and identifying services or goods! With their guidance, students developed business …

Super Stars Literacy featured on Listen Up Bay Area

On Wednesday, 12/12 the KBLX studios hosted our executive director, Dr. Hollis Pierce-Jenkins and our Program VISTA, Natalie Perales on their radio show Listen Up Bay Area with Arman Carr. Listen to their informative interview here: https://omny.fm/shows/listen-up-bay-area/super-stars-literacy