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Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation

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Causes: Children & Youth, Named Trusts, Philanthropy, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The always dream foundation inspires under served children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by championing the cause of early childhood literacy. The always dream foundation funds and partners with breakthrough reading programs to combine technology with books to raise literacy skills, overall academic success, and life potential. Always dream foundation works to engage and involve families and the community in the cause of early literacy through events and advocacy to inspire children to dream big.

Programs: During 2014, the foundation's efforts were focused in two primary areas: 1. Implementing early childhood literacy program 2. Grant making implementing early childhood literacy program--------------------------------------------- the foundation spent much of 2014 expanding their new literacy program called "always reading" that focuses on the development of early childhood literacy skills for grades kindergarten through 1st grade. The foundation expanded the program from 12 schools to 15 under served ("title one") classrooms in alameda, san francisco, contra costa, santa clara, and san mateo counties, as well as one school in phoenix, az. Name of school location # of classrooms # of students impacted -------------- -------- ---------------- ----------------------1. Sankofa elementary oakland, ca 2 542. Jose ortega elementary san francisco, ca 3 663. Washington elementary san jose, ca 4 1004. Fred korematsu academy oakland, ca 6 1305. Scott lane elementary santa clara, ca 8 1806. Mckinley elementary san jose, ca 3 727. Roosevelt elementary redwood city, ca 3 848. Maloney elementary fremont, ca 3 729. Learning without limits oakland, ca 3 7210. Blacow elementary fremont, ca 2 5611. El monte elementary concord, ca 5 11412. Sun terrace elementary concord, ca 4 120 13. Bachrodt academy san jose, ca 6 12514. International comm. Oakland, ca 2 5215. Peralta elementary phoeniz, az 6 140grants provided--------------- japanese cultural center of hawaii: the japanese cultural center of hawaii (jcch), a non-profit organization, strives to share the history, heritage, and culture of the evolving japanese american experience in hawaii. Always dream supported a cultural field trip program for low-income elementary school students.

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