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Latino Literacy Week

Did you know?
-Every school day in America, 3,000 students drop out. The majority of them poor readers.
-Among 4th graders, 52% Hispanic/Latino students scored below “basic” on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test.
-Children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read aloud to everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above the poverty line.

As part of our philanthropy, Tijeras, the lovely ladies of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. at UC Davis invite the community to help us raise awareness of the realities of Latino Literacy. Last year, our organization raised $14000 and awarded our Tijeras grant to the Universidad YA!/College NOW!, an educational task force of the Hispanic Arts Council in St. Louis! This year, the proceeds will be donated to a literacy center in Washington D.C.

Please join us at our events and pledge for Latino Literacy!

Monday, Dec. 1– Stop by and sign a pledge for Latino Literacy @ Memorial Union 11AM-1PM

Tuesday, Dec. 2– Workshop featuring Maceo Montoya
Wellman 6 @ 7 PM

Coming Into Language: Narrative and Self-Affirmation Explores narrative in the creation of Chicana/o Identity as well as the importance of storytelling as a way of a documenting and preserving literacy

Wednesday, Dec. 3– Pho King IV Fundraiser 10AM-10PM

Thursday, Dec. 4– Bookmark and Bake sale @ Memorial Union 10AM-2PM

Friday, Dec. 5– Stop by and sign a pledge for Latino Literacy @ Memorial Union 11AM-2PM
*Basket Raffle at 2 PM

*You can sign a pledge for Latino Literacy all week long! (Donation of $1)

*All week long we will be taking book donations (new or used, preferably for Children)

*We will be raffling off a basket full of goodies on FRIDAY, Dec. 5 at 2 PM. Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the week for $2.

 For more information please contact Lamda Theta Nu at