Join the Sacramento Literacy Coalition

The Sacramento Literacy Coalition brings together local organizations, non-profits, funders and like-minded individuals to move the needle on the literacy crisis in our region. Our goals are:

  • Raising awareness of the literacy crisis in our region,
  • Identifying potential funders and grantors to support our direct service offerings,
  • Advancing of the Science of Reading,
  • Putting high-quality diverse books in the hands and homes of our youngest readers.


The Sacramento Literacy Coalition meets on the first Wednesday of each month between 10:00 and 11:00am on zoom and all are welcome. If you sign up here, you will be sent the Zoom link on the morning of the meeting.

    Coalition Members to date

    Adrianne Hall, St. Hope

    Angelina Molina Teach for America Sacramento

    April Javist, Sacramento Literacy Foundation

    Anastasia Geinrikh, The Center (SCCSC)

    Becky Sullivan, SCOE

    Cassandra Jennings, St. Hope

    Clark Carter, Sacramento Literacy Foundation, Galt Unified School District

    Eden Hirsh, United Way California Capital Region

    Elise Spang, Zaner-Bloser

    Felicia Armelin, Escape Velocity Resources Foundation, Inc.

    Heriberto Soto, Twin Rivers Unified School District

    Faith Galati, Breakthrough Sacramento

    JaNay Brown Wood, Author

    Jason Cook-Harvey, The Center (SCCSC)

    Julius Austin, SHRA, Promise Zone

    Lori Hawk, Murphy Austin 

    Macey McKinney, City Year Sacramento

    Messiah Millares, Sacramento Literacy Foundation

    Michael Lynch, Improve Your Tomorrow

    Ryan Almazan, Teach for America Sacramento

    Ryan Mallory, The Center (SCCSC)

    Scott Richards, Teach for America Sacramento

    Symia Stigler, City Year National

    Tamara Wilson, SCOE

    Todd Collins, California Reading Coalition

    Yenifer Guzman, United Way California Capital Region

    Yvette Streeter, Twin Rivers Unified School District