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    Kenneth Rainin Foundation Introduces 2017 Funding Opportunities for Places of Worship

    Kenneth Rainin Foundation Childhood Literacy

    The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, in collaboration with Literacy Lab, is seeking to partner with Oakland congregations and places of worship, to engage their communities in building literacy skills for young children.

    This opportunity includes Literacy Lab services to help places of worship:

    • Host early childhood literacy events to bolster the knowledge and experience of parents and caregivers as their child’s first teacher.
    • Provide free books for preschool children and their families to read together.
    • Offer ongoing access to information to help children from birth to five years gain the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten and to succeed in life.


    Attend an Information Session

    Although anyone is welcome, pastoral leadership and/or children’s ministry is strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Food will be provided.

    Space is limited; please RSVP to one of the sessions listed below:

    Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12-1 PM
    Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
    Bishop Frank Pinkard Jr., Senior Pastor
    408 West MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA
    RSVP for the Afternoon Session

    Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30-7:30 PM
    Acts Full Gospel Church
    The Learning Center, Madeline Senegal Room
    Bishop Robert L. Jackson, Senior Pastor
    1034 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA
    RSVP for the Evening Session

    How to Apply: 
    Please download this application form, which includes program information and requirements.

    Deadline to Apply: Applications must be received by Friday, January 27, 2016, 5:00 PM (PST)

    Questions? Email Paula Ambrose or call 510-625-5214


    The mission of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is to enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all our programs. Our work is guided by our commitment to change through inquiry, creativity and compassion.

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