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West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

West Sacramento Library receives ScholarShare prize

(Woodland, CA) – Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento, has received a $500 matching prize from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Last year, ScholarShare partnered with California public libraries to conduct drawings that gave participants, ages 18 and under, a chance to win $500 in the statewide Summer Reading Program. More than 790,000 Californians of all ages signed up at their local library for the summer reading program. Earlier this month, ScholarShare announced the 40 winners; one from each of California’s senatorial districts. ScholarShare also gave a matching $500 prize to each winner’s local library, which in the 6th Senatorial District, benefitted the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

Get Back to Work: Hidden Job Market

Get Back to Work: Hidden Job Market

Tapping into the “hidden job market” is a key, and sometimes overlooked, tool when you are looking for work. In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fifth chapter – Hidden Job Market – shares what this market looks like and how to effectively tap into it.   Essentially, the hidden job market are the jobs and/or positions that companies do not post externally. Here is a sample of steps available to take to tap into this unknown market:

Book sale this Saturday Oct 12

Book sale this Saturday Oct 12

Source: Shelly Blanchard, Cordova Community Council

News10's 'Reading Connects'

News10 has launched a major initiative called 'Reading Connects.' Its purpose is to help build a stronger community, one reader at a time.

Fact: 37% of third graders in Sacramento read at grade level. 74% of those students will never catch up.

News10 is teaming up with parents, businesses, schools, libraries and volunteers to improve the literacy rate in our area. We are combining the power of television, the web, and social media with the power of good people who want to make a difference.

Reading is one of the keys to a successful and productive life.

A minor investment of your time can change the path of a child's life.

We are here to help with information, resources and opportunities- for you to help build a better community.

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