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REadingADvantage, Inc.

Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time

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REadingADvantage, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation founded April 2014 by three "retired" Contra Costa County employees: Shirley Kalinowski, Sherry Dorfman and Deborah Polk. We are committed to helping our youngest and most vulnerable children develop the language skills they need to be ready for kindergarten and to ultimately be successful in school and in life. We have promoted our early literacy message to over 2,000 Contra Costa County parents through workshops at elementary schools, Head Start sites, and community events such as Juneteenth and WIC, to name a few. We have also distributed over 25,000 new and gently used high-quality children's books. We believe that we are giving young children in our community an opportunity for future success.

Board of Directors:

Deborah Polk, President
Retired from Contra Costa County

Steven Bibby, Treasurer
VP and Product Manager for Wells Fargo

Christina Reich, Secretary
Division Manager for Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department

Balbina Bernal, Board Member

Josette Brennan, Board Member
Speech Language Pathologist

Sandy Burnett, Board Member
Retired Library Manager

Caren Lucich, Board Member
Retired Elementary Teacher, Mount Diablo Unified School District

Amy Mockoski, Board Member
Youth Services Librarian Specialist for Contra Costa County Library
Libby Page, Board Member

Fran Treas, Board Member

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REadingADvantage, Inc.
Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time.
1145 Second St., Suite A, #113
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: (925) 698-0098

Questions about Reading Advantage? Write to our director, Deborah Polk,
Questions about the web site? Write to our Web Master,

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Site started: May 8, 2014.
This page updated: October 03, 2020