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ORGANIZATION: United Way California Capital Region

Volunteering Can Make a Difference in a Child's Life

United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is partnering with BookNook to provide dual in person and virtual literacy tutoring to students in need of support.

STARS (Students Achieving Reading Success), Powered by BookNook is a virtual tutoring program made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before completing third grade. Working collaboratively with community organizations such as housing developments and local schools, you can change the course of a child's life by sharing your wisdom and experience. Our goal is to improve children's literacy, strengthen our communities, and provide additional positive role models into the homes of the families who are struggling during this era of shutdowns and distance learning.

STARS is a volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower volunteers to help students and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of Kindergarten-3rd grade students. With approximately 2 days per week, 30 minutes per day, you can make an impact on a child’s life. By helping young students become better readers, we seek to ensure a legacy of strong futures, supported schools, and empowered volunteers.

If interested please fill out the application for consideration:
If you have any questions or concerns email Yenifer Guzman at

Partner Organizations

Robla School District (North Sacramento) - Sacramento County (Robla schools will be virtual)
Woodland School District - Yolo county (Woodland schools will be in-person)
Community Housing Opportunity Corporation (CHOC) - Yolo County

Visit United Way's website to learn more:

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About United Way California Capital Region


10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, CA 95827, US

Mission Statement

At United Way California Capital Region, we are a team dedicated to building stronger, healthier, more compassionate communities.


United Way California Capital Region has launched the Square One Project, a 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of local students who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. Through nine decades of work and research across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties, the local United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones for success in college or career. Sacramento area kids who graduate from college are 62% less likely to live in poverty than those who drop out of high school. Through the Square One Project, we are working to keep kids in school, keep them on track, set high expectations and ensure they have strong support systems.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Fair Oaks, CA 95628



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tutoring is 2 days per week for a minimum of 30 mins per day for a minimum of 3 months but preferably for the whole school year (September 2022 - May 2023)
  • High school diploma or GED (minimum); Pass a background check; Attend virtual training TBD

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