Reading By 9 Fund

Reading By 9 Fund LogoThe Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 program has worked to address the child literacy crisis in Southern California since 1998. Each year, The Times publishes its bilingual Parent Reading Guide aimed at helping K-3 students read at the appropriate level by age 9, a crucial indicator of future success. This valuable learning tool is distributed in English and Spanish to parents, educators, nonprofit organizations and libraries fee of charge. The comprehensive guide includes features such as reading tips and book recommendations from experts, book reviews by kids for kids and community resource information. Offered exclusively by The Times, more than 1.5 million copies of the Guide are distributed annually.

2017 Parent Reading Guide:
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Guía de Lecturas para Padres bilingüe, 2017:
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To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Reading By 9 Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.