Mission: We use literacy to promote the joy of reading to dismantle the School-To- Prison Pipeline.
Why: A well-rounded education begins with learning to read and reading well.
Learning to read well is the cornerstone to educational achievement and lifelong success. Reading is especially important for students facing overwhelming social and economic barriers. Unfortunately, these children are at a higher risk of failing academically, and growing up making choices that could potentially affect their chances of leading long and productive lives.
Usually children who aren't skillful readers tend to detach themselves emotionally from the reading process. Not only is it important to teach children how to read, we must also convey that information evolves at an expeditious rate, therefore, reading must become a lifestyle.
Dr. Seuss reminds us that "the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." — like to college, obtaining careers with high wages, living in fabulous homes —the American dream.
The members of the Peaches and Sourcream Children's Foundation, Inc. (PSCF) are champions of children and literacy. Our primary goal is to promote the JOY of reading!
We have taken on the mantle of disrupting the School-To-Prison Pipeline, a process that fuels stereotypes, criminalizes school age children, and carries out disciplinary policies and procedures within schools that put children in contact with law enforcement.Ultimately, many of these students are pushed out of schools and into prison.
According to the National Council on Teacher Quality, the root of this problem exists in active racism—America has the means to teach children to read but fails to do so leading to poor reading skills.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for 2019 show that only 35% of 4th graders are proficient in reading. Research tells us that the odds of success for children in foster care are even worse. This is called the Invisible Gap for Children in Foster Care. We have joined the fight against these injustices to inspire children to believe that reading is the new recreation.
Commitment to Excellence
The Peaches and Sourcream Children’s Foundation Inc. was established in July 2019, out of the childhood pain, turned passion, of our Founder and CEO, Robin Muldor- Engram. Mrs. Muldor-Engram spent most of her formative years in foster care , living , learning and playing in underserved communities. Her desire is for the organization to remain committed to improving the chances for all children to have equitable childhoods and learning experiences. It is the goal of the organization to strive to reach children labeled as unable to learn to read. The Peaches and Sourcream Children’s Foundation’s first step is its philanthropic efforts of raising enough funds to reduce barriers to learning. These funds are used to provide school supplies, uniforms, new to gently used clothing, food, and toys. Next, and most important, the Peaches and Sourcream Children’s Foundation uses a hands-on approach to affect change, going into schools and other child-centered establishments meeting students where they are, and bringing them to the realm of excellence through our literacy and intervention activities.
(1) August- September: Back to School events
(2) November: Thanksgiving Basket reading events
(3) December: Christmas Toys reading events
(4) February: Black Culture and Diversity reading events
(5) March: Read Across America reading events
(6) April: Eggtastic Egg Hunt reading events
(7) June: Online Summer Reading
(8) September- June Building Libraries at Home
What We Do
At the intersection of social services and social justice, the mission of Peaches and Sourcream, Inc. is to promote quality childhood experiences that will positively transform the lives of children inside and outside every classroom. We focus on two goals: closing the literacy gaps that are fueling the School-To- Prison pipelines, and closing the Invisible gaps for students in foster care. We are champions of children and literacy! We specialize in creating wonderful 45-60-minute student- tailored reading experience in small literacy groups—using common core standards.
We teach fundamental literacy skills to children struggling with reading in non-traditional, fun-filled ways designed to promote the JOY of reading, build vocabulary through storytelling , and through interactive reading and play.
We are literacy interventionists and we will:
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