Leer Para Crecer

September 28, 2013

You, Me, We Oakley! partners annually with the Oakley Union Elementary School District, Friends of Oakley and the Leer Para Crecer Committee to sponsor Leer Para Crecer (LPC) or "Read to Grow". Leer Para Crecer is an early child literacy event that was put together primarily to reach out to monolingual Spanish speaking parents in order to further engage them in improving their child's literacy skills. Through workshops, organized by teachers, parents obtain the skills and strategies that they can implement at home despite language barriers that may exist. 

Entertainment is provided by Oakley's Balet Folklorico, Art Fernandez and Elsa Fernandez. School District Administrators and City employees attended the event in order to show continued support of this literacy event.

Participants were given additional informational pamphlets and free books that would help parents apply the strategies they learned during the workshops. Parents were also given time to explore the different resources that are available in the community including CCC Library, healthcare and legal services. To view pictures from this event, please take a look at our Facebook page.


Events & Updates

NEXT AMBASSADOR'S MEETING
January 29, 2014 starting at 7pm. Location: Oakley City Hall (3231 Main Street, Oakley)

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CULTURAL WORKSHOP

You, Me, We Oakley! hosted Oakley's inaugural Dia de los Muertos Cultural Workshop November 2nd. To learn more information about the event, visit the following page.  Día de los Muertos>>

 

"ORIGINS OF OAKLEY" ART EXHIBIT

Learn more about the Inaugural Art Exhibit in Oakley that reflected over the immigrant stories and cultural heritage of our diverse community, visit the exhibit page. "Origins of Oakley" Art Exhibit>>

 

HEART OF OAKLEY FESTIVAL

YMWO was responsible for all the great performances and the cultural booths that were available at the event. To see pictures from the first ever "Heart of Oakley" Festival, visit the follwing page. Heart of Oakley Festival>>

 

AWARD FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

You, Me, We Oakley! is honored by the League of California Cities when they present the program with the "Award for the Advancement of Diverse Communities", which recognizes Oakley as a model of inclusion.
To learn more about this Click Here.

 

DIGITAL STORY-TELLING VIDEO: OUR FUTURE IS TOGETHER!

Take a look at our video starring fellow community members that decided to share their immigrant experience! Go to our Facebook page in order to share your thoughts on the video!

A special thanks to our participants and Storytellers for Good for the great work they did!