Bring Me A Book: Home Office in Silicon Valley

At the Silicon Valley/Home Office — we provide both operational and functional support to BMAB Southern California and St. Louis affiliates.  We also develop and test new programs, which if  successful, we offer these to our partner affiliates.

BMAB Silicon Valley/Home Office delivers quality, age-appropriate, books to children, families and classrooms in need.  Our goal is to deliver books through partner networks — utilizing local organizations that currently work with our target populations, thereby reducing our overhead, without reducing our ability to provide quality books.  

One of our locally-developed, lasting and very special programs is the Book Buddies.  Read more about Book Buddies, where Bring Me A Book volunteers read aloud and donate books to under resourced classrooms here

Partners of Bring Me A Book Home Office/Silicon Valley

New Teacher Center 

“NTC” works with schools districts, state policymakers, and educators across the country to develop and implement education programs aligned with district learning goals.  NTC was founded by teachers in 1998 as part of the UC Santa Cruz. In July 2009, in order to better serve their national clients, NTC began operating as an independent non-profit. Annually NTC supports over 6300 mentors to improve the effectiveness of 26,000 teachers across the country.

July 2015 --BMAB sponsored teacher survey of best books and drawing at NTC’S Better Together Symposium – 15,000 teachers in attendance.

In partnership with NTC, and with funding from Applied Materials, Bring Me A Book will place libraries in 65 preschool, transition-to-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms including the Alum Rock and Franklin-McKinley school districts is San Jose.

 Teen Success, Inc

Teen Success, Inc. breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty by helping teen mothers graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education, delay additional children until adulthood, and get on a path to long-term self-sufficiency and wellbeing.  Bring Me A Book supports Teen Success's early literacy curriculum by providing books for the children of teen moms.                                                      
Empowering teen mothers, transforming lives.

 Family Engagement Institute  

Founded in February of 2010, the Family Engagement Institute (FEI) is a grant-funded organization that works in partnership with Foothill College to provide continued educational opportunities that increase family engagement and leadership for parents/caregivers, educators/providers, and the community. 
FEI partners with educational institutions and community organizations that serve children, youth and families of low income to deliver programs to families and providers/educators that promote family engagement, school and workforce readiness, and pathways to postsecondary education. FEI collaborates with individual schools and districts to offer accessible, culturally, and linguistically responsive parenting workshops, educator workshops, technical assistance, and educational programs.  Bring Me A Book provides book give-aways through FEI's  parent ed. and “Stretch-to-Kindergartern” programs.

 All Stars Helping Kids 

The mission of All Stars Helping Kids is to disrupt the cycle of poverty and encourage innovation by seed funding start-up nonprofits in the Bay Area. For 25 years, All Stars has used the simple formula of raising money and redistributing it to create opportunities in education, health and life skills for disadvantaged youth. In October 2015, All Stars Helping Kids kicked off its first annual nonprofit book fair designed to create or supplement school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced schools. This book drive was a community initiative in partnership with Bring Me A Book, Tuck's RUSH for Literacy, Project Cicero Bay Area, the Foundation for Hispanic Education, and with support from the 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Over 25,000 books were collected or purchased to help teachers in under-resourced schools build their own classroom libraries.

 Reading Bonanza in the Park

Annually for the past five years, Reading Bonanza in the Park, East Palo Alto has promoted literacy and the joy of reading among the youth in low income areas of East Palo Alto and its surrounding communities with over 600 attendees and 30+ community organizations hosting reading activities. 4,000+ FREE books were given to youth in the East Palo Alto community.

Additional Partners

All Five Pre-school, Menlo Park                      Belle Haven Pre-school, East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Head Start                                Kiwanis Club

Puente, Pescadero                                            Ravenswood Child Development Center

Ravenswood City School District                    Roosevelt Pre-school, Mountain View

Rotary Club, Stanford                                     Slater Pre-school, Mountain View

Theuerkauf Pre-school, Mountain View