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REadingADvantage, Inc.

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

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REading ADvantage, Inc. offers literacy events and training to families of public and non-profit organizations.

Build children's lifelong learning paths through reading.
Help children gain an appreciation of global cultures through reading.
Encourage parents (or other adults) to be active participants in their children's development.
Strengthen bonds between children and parents through reading.
Positively impact children's language vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Build daily reading rituals for families.
Assist families in starting a home library for their children by providing them with free children's books.


"Read to Me"
Provide "newborn literacy packets" for distribution at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.

WIC partnership
Maintain community children's bookshelves at the San Pablo, Concord, and Pittsburg offices. Visit with parents in waiting area to encourage them to read to their children 20 minutes every day. A book is given to each child.

Head Start partnership
Once a recipient of books and training from REading ADvantage, Inc. and it's volunteers, Head Start embraced the model and now provides its own funding to purchase books and staff to train parents to read to their children every day. For participating in the training, families are provided free books.

Storybook Connection
Connect incarcerated parents in the county jail system with their young children through recorded storybooks. Incarcerated parents are taught the importance of reading then provided a recordable book to read to their child. This book is then delivered to the child.

Public and non-profit organizations
Distribute books and early literacy materials to organizations and schools that request them for the families they serve.

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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? E-mail our director, Deborah Polk,
Questions about the web site? E-mail our Web Master,

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Site started: May 8, 2014.
This page updated: June 08, 2022