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Review for Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership (DEEP), San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Collective Impact is not for the faint of heart. It is challenging work. It takes dedication, passion, patience, strong leadership, persistence, expertise…. (could go on and on) and DEEP has it all. The San Diego Public Library has worked with DEEP on many initiatives throughout the years and we have seen firsthand the successes and positive change that has come about from DEEP’s work and its partners. To illustrate, in the summer of 2019 DEEP and the Library partnered to launch “Summer Reading Campaign in the Diamond” to coincide with the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. DEEP brought together dozens of community partners including businesses, local authors, and non-profits to cultivate a culture of reading in the community. This was accomplished by hosting read-alouds weekly all over the community, establishing new Little Libraries and book bins, and starting a book club for adults. By the end of summer, the community had read 4,770 books and hours, a 180% increase from the summer of 2018. The Library looks forward to many more years of serving the Southeast community alongside DEEP.

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