We are the People of the Book
Yet the absence of books and a high illiteracy rate have a profound impact on our city and society. Through KOREH L.A., The Jewish Federation’s literacy program, we address the literacy crisis and resulting achievement gap in our public schools.
KOREH L.A. is the largest volunteer children’s literacy program in the city. Over the past 14 years, the Federation has trained and placed over 15,000 volunteers as reading partners, reaching nearly 20,000 LAUSD students. Join us at KOREH L.A. and change the life of a student.
Get the background scoop on the Jewish Federation’s Community Service Days, learn how KOREH L.A. participated, and get ready for the December 21 Service Day! Read More »
Learn about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign and how KOREH L.A. participated in the world’s largest shared reading experience to show our support of children’s literacy and early childhood education! Read More »
This year KOREH L.A. has a new volunteer position—the school leader! School leaders are experienced and passionate volunteers who serve as a resource for their fellow volunteers. We interviewed school leader Hope S. to understand how she views her role. Read More »
There’s plenty to celebrate this time of year: the beginning of the school year, pumpkin patches, and the changing colors! Check out our picks to enjoy with your student this season. Read More »
Wondering what to bring to your reading sessions? We asked a few experienced KOREH L.A. volunteers what they bring and do to make their reading sessions successful and fun! Read More »
Meet the new AmeriCorps team here at KOREH L.A.! Read More »
Every month, we highlight our favorite online resources as well as a summary of the biggest education news that came out in Los Angeles and California. Read More »
Upon completing 1700 hours of service, our 2013-2014 AmeriCorps Literacy Coordinators share highlights from their year at KOREH L.A. and next steps. Read More »
In celebration of AmeriCorps' 20th Anniversary, KOREH L.A.’s AmeriCorps team joined Community HealthCorps, a program of Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), at their Summer Solstice Health & Wellness Fair in Long Beach on June 20. Read More »