About the Host:
Jose L Cruz began his work in literacy in 1985. The San Diego Council on Literacy was formed one year later. Since then, both have worked to unite the San Diego community to support literacy. Jose has worked in collaborations for literacy at all levels. He has a 26 year history with the SDCOL, the last 12 years as CEO. The pride of the SDCOL is its network of 27+ affiliated literacy program partners that annually serve over 179,000 San Diego residents of all ages at no cost. Everyday, these partnerships help emerging readers, students, parents, heads of households, and workers function and thrive through the power of literacy.
All segments of this broadcast were dedicated to an interview with the San Diego Public Library's literacy program administrator, Val Hardie, and literacy student, Amelia Sandoval. Val shared her background and perspective on over 30 years of providing literacy services for the City of San Diego, the San Diego Public Library, and READ/ San Diego.
Joining us is George Demetrion, adult basic education teacher, literacy advocate, and author of "Conflicting Paradigms in Adult Literacy Education". George chatted about his hands-on work in literacy and the effect of the political culture on support for greater literacy. Jose and Wade chat about philanthropy and share favorite quotes on this topic. Rebecca Romani, [...]
We are joined by Carrie Scott, Community Outreach Supervisor for the Carlsbad City Library in San Diego County. Carrie shares her passion and adventures in her work at the Library Learning Center, a community learning center for all, and that, years later, is a jewel in the community that is worthy of replication. We were [...]
Our guest for four segments is David J. Rosen, Founder, Newsome Associates, a company dedicated to adult basic skills and literacy for out-of-school youth with specialization in integration of education technology. In the new digital divide, there are those who don't use the Internet, especially to meet personal and work-related learning. With the right approach [...]
Today we talk to Art Rivera, an information source for healthcare services and health insurance. He shares information about challenges related to providing healthcare options to residents. Challenges sometimes relate to culture, language differences, and literacy skills. We also visit with Kristin Shea-Thiel, Reading Program Coordinator for The Children's Initiative in San Diego. She shares [...]
Jabez LeBret gives an update on Sisu Academy, a residential school for teen girls, and shares strategies for engaging teens in reading, school, and careers. Host Jose and Wade Taylor, President, wsRadio, chat about the holiday spirit and celebrate the contributions of literacy champions in the community. Ramona Jones, Founder & President, DREAMBuilders Youth Mentoring [...]
Guest 1: Blanca Romero, Regional Campaign Manager for NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials), shares information about the importance of a full U.S. Census count in 2020, the under-representation of Latinos in this count, obstacles, and remedies. Guest 2: Jose A. Cruz, CEO for Barrio Logan College Institute, chats about the mission of his [...]
The Literacy for All radio show devotes four segments to a conversation with John Corcoran, author and literacy advocate who is famously known as "the teacher who couldn't read." John, who, in 1987, as a teacher, at the age of 48, revealed his inability to read. Here he shares his history and the projects that [...]
Susan Clark, Founder/Director of the Common Knowledge Group shares information about her community education work and the New Resume Project. Christelle Jones and Marie Lapointe talk about the work that Traveling Stories is doing in farmers markets to create reading opportunities for low-income children.
It was a pleasure to have with us, Migell Acosta, Director of the San Diego County Library. Migell spoke about the different ways that libraries provide resources to residents so that they read better, write better, do math better, function better, and live a better quality of life. He shared information about e-books, library-literacy services, [...]