For the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy refined its focus to address the issue of summer learning loss. It is estimated that “Summer Slide” accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle- and upper-income peers. Books are given out at the end of the school year to be read over the summer, and then integrated into the classroom in the fall.
In 2015, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy made a $250,000 gift to the 50 Fund’s Re(a)d Zone initiative .This grant will be used as a dollar-for-dollar match for Bay Area summer literacy programs to purchase up to 50,000 new, high-quality books from First Book and provide more than 25,000 additional books through Imagination Library and Jumpstart’s Read For The Record® campaign.
To learn more, visit our website at www.rushforliteracy.org
Dedicated to his legacy, Eric’s Vision is committed to identifying and funding organizations working to cure ALS and supporting patients and their families who are dealing with the disease. Augie’s Quest and The Forbes Norris MDA/ALS research centers are among those supported by Eric’s Vision. This past year the organization had their 4th annual ALS Walk For A Cure and awarded $26,000 in grants to ALS research.
To learn more, visit our website at ericsvision.org
On June 9, 2016 the San Ramon Valley community was shaken by the news that Jake Javier, a bright, caring, young man and captain of the San Ramon Valley High School football team, suffered a severe neck injury in a tragic swimming pool accident. This injury has left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident occurred one day before he was scheduled to graduate from San Ramon Valley High School and weeks before he was to begin his collegiate career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. By making a meaningful donation today, you are helping the Javier family.
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