Bring Me A Book: Southern California
BMAB Southern California provides resources, training and support for children, teachers, parents and guardians/caretakers living in at-risk communities. We promote guided literacy and learning activities, language and skill development. BMAB's professional development for teachers and staff expands and enhances parent engagement and bonding with their child.
The Bring Me A Book Southern California strategy is straight-forward: to implement a “One Neighborhood At A Time” saturation program that targets high need communities identified by the California First 5 Commission, First 5 LA, and LA Universal Preschool as communities with critical need for preschool, early learning, and parent resources. BMAB Southern California also focuses on high-need elementary schools: Transition Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first through third grades. The program is both a community service in the Greater Southern California area and an expansion of the existing BMAB California program initiative.
BMAB- Southern California provides the fundamental programs developed by BMAB - Bookcase Libraries, First Teachers and Take Home Books. They also offer professional development and coaching for early childhood teachers, assistants and staff.
Southern California BMAB has had incredible success implementing BMAB programs.
Between 2007 and 2015, Bring Me A Book SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA has:
- Provided 546 bookcase libraries to 546 classrooms in underserved classrooms serving at-risk children, thereby upgrading these classrooms to meet State & Federal literacy/resource access standards.
- Exposed over 61,000 children to 17, 075 books that they would not have had, building background knowledge, vocabulary, shared family reading experiences and early literacy skills, and further, preparing them for kindergarten learning, an important step in meeting third grade level reading proficiencies.
- Since 2012, provided 175, 30-week Take Home Book Program sets to classrooms, including 43 sets to the home visiting teachers in all of the L.A. County Office of Education Early Head Start Delegate Agencies, 115 sets for Transition Kindergarten in LAUSD classrooms totaling access to 13,240 books with guided activities and prompts for parents and children to share at home, impacting 9,930 children and adults participating in the Take Home Book Program. So far, 91 additional sets of 30 Take Home Book sets of thirty bags have been ordered to begin the 2015-2016 school year)
Donors who generously support Bring Me A Book: Southern California
Liberty Tax Foundation/Una Familia Sin Fronteras Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Swain Barber Foundation
Target Corporate Foundation
Adam's Legacy Foundation
California Community Foundation
Earl and Loraine Miller Foundation
John W. Carson Foundation
Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Los Angeles Universal Preschool
Safeway/Vons Foundation and Vons Employees
Walmart El Monte
Employee Community Fund Boeing California
Linda Kimberly and Kent Huber
Donna and Robert Bergman
Beverly and William O’Neill
Our 2015 Community Program Partners
ABC Unified School District
Baldwin Park Early Head Start
Bellflower Unified School District
California State University Dominguez Hills
Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Community Development, Inc., Friendship Academy, Wilmington and Torrance
Comprehensive Child Development
First5 LA, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP)
Greater Long Beach YMCA Early Childhood Education
Hawthorne Unified School District
Lawndale School District
Lennox School District
Long Beach Unified School District
Long Beach Unified School District Head Start and Early Head Start
Long Beach Unified School District Special Needs Total Learning Center
Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
Los Angeles Unified School District (115 Transition Kindergarten Classrooms)
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Montebello USD Pregnant Teen Program-all four high school programs
Para Los Niños Early Childhood and 11 new Head Start sites
Paramount School District
Plaza de la Raza Early Head Start
Pomona Early Head Start
Preschool Without Walls/South Bay Counseling Center
Redondo Beach Unified School District
Safe Long Beach/U.S. Department of Justice,
Un Mundo de Amigos
Volunteers of America Early Head Start
Young Horizons, Long Beach
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