The Library Foundation supports a variety of education and enrichment programs that serve residents of all ages, from infants to senior adults, making every Library a center for lifelong learning.
The Library Foundation enhances the Library’s role as the heart of the community, strengthening its function as a dependable and vibrant neighborhood gathering place, a trusted hub for sharing ideas, resources, and information.
The Library Foundation’s programs envision true equity by fortifying community members with the knowledge and skills to actively participate in democracy, bolstering their ability to move along life’s path or to chart a new course entirely.
SJ Learns was created in response to low academic performance among students in low-income communities in San José, where approximately half of third-graders are not proficient in English Language Arts (ELA), Reading, and Mathematics, and nearly 5,000 at-risk K-3 students lack access to free, quality, school-based after school programs. High-quality extended learning programs provide crucial academic support for students who are struggling in the classroom and are especially important for students from families who cannot afford fee-based alternatives.
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