Help a child soar during the summer
Teen and adult volunteers needed to combat summer slide

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Summer brings long, fun days of no school and lots of running, jumping, singing and playing for young children.  For low-income children, if they don’t get academic enrichment activities during the summer, they begin to forget what they learned during the school year. This is called summer slide.  Low-income children who experience summer slide begin the next school year behind their peers.  Instead of starting the new school year learning new lessons, they have to review what they learned the year before.  This cycle tends to repeat itself and these children become very academically disadvantaged.

United Way’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) Summer Enrichment Collaborative is working to bring fun summer academic enrichment activities to low-income children at locations where they already are during the summer. The Collaborative is working in 4 counties and 20 locations in the Sacramento region.

We are looking for teen and adult volunteers to help a child start the new school year ready to excel. Bonus: some locations will be offering high school students a small cash gift upon completing their summer volunteer hours. 

Volunteer to help a child learn to read this summer!

Site Dates & Times # of children at the site Contact
SHRA
Marina Vista
240 Seavey Circle
Sacramento, CA 95818
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
50 Linda Ray
lray@shra.org
916-449-6333
SHRA
Alder Grove
816 Revere Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
75

Linda Ray
lray@shra.org
916-449-6333

CHOC Housing
Auberry Park
8120 Power Inn Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95828
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
20+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
CHOC Housing
Acacia Meadows 7735 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95823
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
30+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
CHOC Housing
Washington Square
410 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 20+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
CHOC Housing
Danbury Park
7840 Walegra Rd.
Antelope, CA 95843
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
30+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
CHOC Housing
Windmere Apartments

3100 5th St.
Davis, CA 95618
Monday – Friday 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
20+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
CHOC Housing
Terracina

1800 Moore Blvd.
Davis, CA 95618
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
20+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
CHOC Housing
Casa Del Sol 709 East St. Woodland, CA 95776
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
30+ Terri Smyth
tsmyth@chochousing.org
916-496-0007
KidsFirst
Roseville Family Resource Center
124 Main St. Roseville, CA 95678
July 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
20

Barbara Karlsson
BKarlsson@kidsfirstnow.org
530-887-3536 ext. 3000

KidsFirst
11960 Heritage Oak Place Auburn, CA 95603
July 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
20 Barbara Karlsson
BKarlsson@kidsfirstnow.org
530-887-3536 ext. 3000
Victory Townhomes Mutual Housing Community
1075 Dixieanne Ave. Sacramento, CA 95815
Monday – Friday 20 Anne-Marie Flynn
annemarie@mutualhousing.com
916-453-8400 ext. 220
Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
935 S. State Highway 49
Jackson, CA 95642
Tuesday – Thursday 60+ Tamara Evans
tevans@atcaa.org
209-223-1485 ext. 268
or
Pat Porto
pporto@atcaa.org
209-223-1485 ext. 236
LifeSTEPS
Terracina Gold 

4451 Gateway Park Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
3 – 5:30 p.m.
20 Kellie Dockendorf
kellie@lifestepsusa.org
916-965-0110 ext. 217
LifeSTEPS Copperstone
8040 W. Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95823
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2:30  - 5:30 p.m.
15 Kellie Dockendorf
kellie@lifestepsusa.org
916-965-0110 ext. 217
LifeSTEPS Silverado Creek
8501 Bruceville Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Tuesday – Thursday 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. 20 Kellie Dockendorf
kellie@lifestepsusa.org
916-965-0110 ext. 217
LifeSTEPS Cottage Estates
2900 Channel Ct. Sacramento, CA 95825
Tuesday – Thursday 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. 20 Kellie Dockendorf
kellie@lifestepsusa.org
916-965-0110 ext. 217
Reading is Fundamental Fruitridge Community Collaborative
4625 44th St.  Sacramento, CA 95820
Tuesday & Thursday
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
30 Mandy Irvine
Irvine_mandy@yahoo.com
510-520-2428
Reading is Fundamental Boys & Girls Club – Lemon Hill
5212 Lemon Hill Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824
Tuesday & Thursday
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
30 Mandy Irvine
Irvine_mandy@yahoo.com
510-520-2428

Volunteers will be trained on Literacy, STEM, and Arts before beginning their summer activities.  You can set your own schedule, contribute your enthusiasm and play with your creativity.  Call a location near you and join the fight to end Summer Slide.