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.
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, [...]
Georgeanne Irvine, Director of Global Publishing, San Diego Zoo Global Press, talks about the new launched division of the San Diego Zoo that features publication of books for children and adults. Georgeanne and others are writing books that encourage children to read, that educate children about animals, that capture heroic stories of resident animals,and that [...]
Part 1: Jeff Wiemann, Executive Director, Angels Foster Family Network, shares information about the need for foster parents who can provide a stable and stimulating home environment for children in transition. Part 2: Michael Nimer, Manager of MOTIV, shares information about his work in promoting volunteer opportunities for teenagers who contribute to greater literacy and [...]
This episode featured to guests who brought innovative ways to address the needs of young students who struggle with reading, do not like read, and who need more exposure to books and print in a way that meets their personal needs and interests.
Jose and Wade Taylor chat about the importance of partners for literacy and being able to see how investments in literacy pay off. James Halliday,Executive Director, A Reason To Survive (ARTS), chats about arts as the avenue to other skills. He also talks about a new collaborative effort in National City that will bring agencies [...]
08/14/18 Tutoring for Inner-City Youth; Pathways to Careers through Continuing Education Programming
UPLIFT's, Kids at Heart tutoring program for low-income, sometimes homeless, inner-city elementary school children. San Diego Continuing Education's Career and College Readiness Course provides innovative quality education and support services to adult learners in pursuit of career advancement and pathways to college. Our guests, in the first two segments, are Monica Ball, board of directors, [...]
Guest 1: Hanna Cohan, Class A Member, LPGA, speaks on listening, context, and how inner-messages affect our ability to learn and perform. Guest 2: Tiana Uribe, Founder of The Wildflower Initiative, shares how she and partners are creating safe learning environments for homeless families and those who are domestically-abused...with an emphasis on reading.
Segment 1: Walter Ritter is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Write Out Loud, a program that inspires, challenges, and entertains by reading literature aloud. Write Out Loud focuses on the foundation for literacy, which is the spoken word and listening. Walter tells about this and how it inspires, challenges, and entertains by reading literature aloud. Walter [...]
This episode and segments features two agencies that offer educational opportunities which are real-life and career-focused. Jabez LeBret, Chief of Schools, Sisu Academy, shares information about his organization in efforts to provide transformational education to underserved and disengaged youth in San Diego via a tuition-free boarding high school. James Wright, Chief Executive Offer, Classrooms of [...]