Our Read Across America events were huge – proof that children in our Pacoima Promise Neighborhood love reading!
This past week, our Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood celebrated reading by hosting Read Across America events in Pacoima and Hollywood. A nationwide event, Read Across America takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss's birthday.
Ruben Castorena, our Community School Coordinator in Pacoima, worked with the school librarian at Pacoima Charter and members of our AmeriCorps cohort to organize two events: one for our Pacoima charter Kinder site and then one for the Main Campus.
The event was huge – proof that children in our Pacoima Promise Neighborhood love reading!
The celebration included Dr. Seuss readings by 75 volunteer readers, Seuss-inspired snacks and cakes, and book giveaways for our students. The best part? It was also Pajama Day, so students and got to wear pajamas all day!
More information about NEA’s Read Across America can be found at:
More information about our Hollywood Read Across America event can be found at:
Books for the book giveaway were provided by our partner, Reading is Fundamental (RIF). More information about their organization can be found here: