Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.
Rating: 4.8 stars 5 reviews
Location: 214 Lakeview Way Emerald Hills CA 94062 USA
Target demographics: rural communities in Central America
Geographic areas served: Central America
Programs: Each library offers varied programming including early childhood development, story hours, book clubs and youth activities.
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I joined the board because I was able to see, for myself, the impact of these libraries on rural communities in Central America. I saw young girls showing off their reading schools. I saw indigenous residents meeting to discuss community issues. I saw young people doing research on computers for their homework rather than hanging out in the streets. Riecken Libraries allow so many under-served, deserving people gain free access to information and join the global community.
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