The $50,000 award will benefit school libraries
From the G2 Overachivers Grant website:
Dr. Rebecca Constantino is truly an overachiever – a graduate Professor in language acquisition at the University of California, a mother of three, and the founder of Access Books. Access Books is a non-profit organization that refurbishes inner city school libraries and has provided over 2 million books to underserved libraries and children in the Los Angeles area. Given the indisputable linkage between literacy and future success, Rebecca is a dedicated champion for these children’s futures.
Last November, Access Books Bay Area partnered with Girl Scout Troop 61626, who conducted a Girl Scout Take Action project at the Ravenswood Family Health Clinic.
Ravenswood Family Health Clinic serves low-income families in East Palo Alto, and together we established a lending library in the waiting room of the clinic. The girl scouts donated books and raised money for new books for the project, and Access Books Bay Area matched with $500 in funding for new books!
Rebecca Constantino interviewed on 102.7 KIIS FM
Listen to the interview here. From the Community Council’s website:
“Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, non-profit Access Books refurbishes the libraries of California’s most impoverished elementary school libraries in our cities’ most underserved communities.