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.

Koreh Connections

Engaging English Language Learners

Engaging English Language Learners

Working with an English Language Learner? Here's a few ideas to better engage your reading partner. Read More »

Tags: Literacy Resources

Book Review: 8 Stories for Spring

Book Review: 8 Stories for Spring

Spring has officially sprung! There’s a lot to celebrate this time of year with the blooming flowers, spring sports, and National Poetry Month. Check out these eight titles to get you out of that winter rut and into the spring sunshine! Read More »

Tags: Book Reviews

March Round-Up: News and Highlights

March Round-Up: News and Highlights

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 »

Tags: Education News Roundup, Literacy Resources

KOREH L.A. Turns 15!: Impactful Memories

KOREH L.A. Turns 15!: Impactful Memories

Continuing the celebration of our 15 years working with the Los Angeles Unified School District, our longtime volunteers share stories of their students and small victorious moments that made an impact on them. Read More »

Tags: Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Victory: Hedwin N. at Broadway Elementary

Volunteer Victory: Hedwin N. at Broadway Elementary

This month, a KOREH L.A. volunteer shares highlights from her experience working with students at Broadway Elementary and a few pieces of advice that can help all volunteers. Read More »

Tags: Volunteer Spotlight

Teen Literacy Corps (TLC) Workshops: Equipping Teens for Future Success

Teen Literacy Corps (TLC) Workshops: Equipping Teens for Future Success

This school year alone, our Teen Literacy Corps (TLC) program has reached over 1,000 students across 23 schools. As mid-year support for the teen participants, KOREH L.A. hosted 10 enrichment workshops for over 250 high school students this past month. Read More »

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Celebrating Over 1,000 New Books for Nora Sterry Elementary

Celebrating Over 1,000 New Books for Nora Sterry Elementary

KOREH L.A. celebrates its 18th library restocking in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. to restock Nora Sterry Elementary's library in West Los Angeles! Read More »

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Read Across America Day 2014

Read Across America Day 2014

This year, our AmeriCorps team had the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Seuss with the students at Braddock Drive Elementary! Check out highlights from our Read Across America Day celebration. Read More »

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KOREH L.A. Turns 15!

KOREH L.A. Turns 15!

Can you believe it’s been 15 years since our inaugural training? Since then, we’ve trained over 15,000 volunteers and have reached nearly 20,000 students. We talk to a few of our dedicated volunteers who have been with us since the beginning about what made them sign up and what keeps them coming back. Read More »

Tags: KOREH L.A. News, Volunteer Spotlight

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