San José State University students mentor K-3 students on reading, focusing on improving literacy through our Accelerating Third Grade Literacy in the Five Wounds/ Brookwood Terrace (FWBT) Neighborhood project. SJSU students work with 100 students from the CORAL after school programs at Anne Darling, McKinley and Olinder Elementary Schools.
In February 2014, CommUniverCity joined our friends in the Franklin McKinley Children’s Initiative, Somos Mayfair and Grail Family Services at the 2014 Santa Clara County Children’s Summit to receive the Bold Steps for Children Award. The award honors community efforts that recognize the strengths that families and neighborhoods bring to enhance children’s success in learning and life. The video below let’s you hear first hand from the Principal of McKinley Elementary, the President of the McKinley/Bonita Neighborhood Association, and the students themselves about the impact of the Accelerating 3rd Grade Literacy program.