Read books to urban children, listen to them read aloud, and help distribute books

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URBAN LITERACY PROJECT

As an Urban Literacy Project volunteer, you have the rewarding opportunity to help school age children become better readers and improve literacy in American's urban cities.

In virtual and in-person settings of your choice, you will to read books to the children, listen to them read aloud, and help distribute books to them.

Your Volunteering will Empower Future Leaders
By volunteering in this way, you help provide crucial equal literacy to all school children, who will become our future leaders.

Currently all sessions are virtual, but many will be in-person at libraries and bookstores with the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Current Books and Media
We partner with authors, publishers, agencies and other organizations to introduce reading, literacy, books and authors to the school children.

Currently, we are partnering with author Legesse Allyn, publisher of 23 ground-breaking books and articles about ancient written texts, including:

  • Ancient women's rights in ancient Egypt
    http://ancientwomensrights.org


  • Women's development of writing, large-scale agriculture and the first city in ancient Egypt 5100 years ago
    http://files.ancientwomensrights.org/ULP/VM/TheWomenWhoInventedWritingAndCivilization.pdf


  • The culture of ancient Egypt based on the real hieroglyphic language, which is still being spoken today
    http://files.ancientwomensrights.org/ULP/VM/TheEthiopianCultureOfAncientEgypt-VolI.pdf
    http://files.ancientwomensrights.org/ULP/VM/TheEthiopianCultureOfAncientEgypt-VolII.pdf
    http://files.ancientwomensrights.org/ULP/VM/TheEthiopianCultureOfAncientEgypt-VolIII.pdf

Feel free to download the books, which were written at the suggestion and guidance of Will Slattery, editor at middle school publisher/distributor Social Studies School Service (www.socialstudies.com).

Multimedia Education for Literacy
As part of teaching school children about culture in cities of the 54 African countries, Legesse Allyn also produces educational TV documentaries. After watching one or more of the documentaries, school children then discuss what they learned, answer questions in quizzes, and write essays, including:

Produced in the city of Dakar, Senegal...

"African City View" Dakar, Senegal episode
http://dakaracv.readytodoit.tv

Produced in the city of Accra, Ghana...

"A Ghana Painting Comedy" on Ready To Do It! TV
http://aghanapaintingcomedy.readytodoit.tv

Produced in the city of Nairobi, Kenya...

"Nina's Nairobi Kitchen" on Ready To Do It! TV
http://ninasnairobikitchen.readytodoit.tv

Produced in the city of Lagos, Nigeria...

"Elisha's Nigeria Art" on Ready To Do It! TV
http://elishasnigeriaart.readytodoit.tv

Produced in the city of Lagos, Nigeria...

"Your Nigeria Home" on Ready To Do It! TV
http://yournigeriahome.readytodoit.tv

Produced in the city of Nairobi, Kenya...

"Mukuhi's Kenya Canvas" on Ready To Do It! TV
http://mukuhiskenyacanvas.readytodoit.tv

Produced in the city of Aba, Nigeria...

"Let's Cook Nigerian Food!" on Ready To Do It! TV
http://letscooknigerianfood.readytodoit.tv

More opportunities with URBAN LITERACY PROJECT

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About URBAN LITERACY PROJECT

Location:

9668 MILLIKEN AVE STE 104 # 125, RCH CUCAMONGA, CA 91730, US

Mission Statement

The Urban Literacy Project works with volunteers, authors, publishers, agencies and other organizations promoting literacy to increasing reading levels with academically poor-performing children in urban communities. Get involved today.

Description

Volunteers Help Us Provide Equal Literacy to All American School Children
Urban Literacy Project is now working with volunteers nationwide to read books to the children, listen to the children read aloud, and help us distribute books to the school children in libraries, bookstores and other venues. We partner with agencies or other organizations to introduce reading, literacy, books and authors to the school children and their families we serve.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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