Make a Difference Through Reading & Early Math! Yes We Can...Read!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2003 East San Antonio St.San Jose, CA 95116
Reading is fun!


In ARUSD, only 44% of 3 rd graders are reading at grade level, compared to 61% of 3 rd graders in Santa Clara County, and 83% of 3 rd graders in the Cupertino School District.

You can help!

Become a Reading Mentor for two Kindergarten students at Dorsa or San Antonio Elementary Schools in San Jose, CA. Your commitment of just 1 hour per week will:

  1. Help improve students early reading and math readiness
  2. Increase their confidence and self-esteem
  3. Instill in them a love for learning

Commit to mentor 1 hour per week (12 reading sessions). Mentoring sessions are conducted at the schools Monday-Friday in between 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Provide a negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test.

Pass Live Scan fingerprinting and background investigation through Santa Clara County’s Sherriff’s Department (Paid by Grail Family Services).

Attend a mandatory mentor training session to prepare you for your mentoring sessions with students.

For more information, please contact our Family Literacy Coordinator at or at 408-347-7892 Ext 305.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week for 12 weeks
  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test. Pass Live Scan fingerprinting (Paid by Grail Family Services).

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