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Community photo of the week: Super Stars

on October 22, 2014

Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s image was taken by Rae Gedlaman at Reach Academy, and submitted by Daniel Lawlor of Super Stars Literacy.

He writes, “Super Stars Literacy provides in school and after school K-2 reading interventions at four public schools in Oakland, as well as organizes family engagement nights celebrating reading. A parent told us, ‘The program has helped foster a love of reading in my son. His confidence in reading is improving daily. The field trip that Super Stars took to the library reminded me what a great place the library can be for the entire family and now we are going regularly. The framework of the Super Stars program is creating learners for life.’

A child reading below grade level by third grade is four times more likely to drop out than her or his peers who are reading proficient. We work with families, teachers and community volunteers to open possibilities for life long learning.”

If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized, horizontal and in jpeg format. We’d love to hear a little bit about where and when you shot it, and why the image caught your eye.

Oakland North cannot pay for community photos, except in gratitude and local love. Our thanks to everyone who has contributed to this series! You can see past photos by clicking here.


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