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Literacy for Los Angeles

— Since 1999 —

An Important Announcement from KOREH L.A.

As KOREH L.A. concludes another school year with our volunteers and students, it is with a heavy heart that we want to share news of a change for KOREH L.A. and the communities we serve. The 2016-2017 school year will be the last year The Jewish Federation operates the KOREH L.A. program.

We know that fostering literacy skills and the joy of reading with your reading partners has been your top priority. It has been ours too. Since the program’s founding in 1999, KOREH L.A. has successfully:

  • Trained over 18,000 volunteer reading partners
  • Encouraged 20,000 K-5th grade students with weekly, one-on-one reading support
  • Partnered with 150 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools
  • Provided over 44,000 brand-new books to 20 LAUSD elementary school libraries across Los Angeles

We are honored to have worked with such incredible school partners and wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the many volunteers who have served with us.

If you are a current volunteer, please reach out to your school’s Coordinator for information on how to continue volunteering.

We encourage those looking to support literacy in Los Angeles to do so through some of the following organizations:

Reading Partners – Los Angeles

Reading to Kids

L.A. Works

The National Council of Jewish Women – Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Public Library

School on Wheels


El Nido Family Centers

If you are looking to volunteer in Los Angeles, we encourage you to check out one of The Jewish Federation’s Community Service Days at