California Arts Council www.cac.ca.gov
The mission of the CAC is to make available and accessible quality art reflecting
all of California's diverse cultures; to support the state's broad economic,
educational, and social goals through the arts; to provide leadership for all
levels of the arts community; and to present effective programs that add a
further dimension to our cities, our schools, our jobs, and our creative spirit.
An online literary hub for west coast writers and their readers. Website includes
literary news, reviews, new releases, essays, excepts and author websites.
California Council for the Humanities www.calhum.org
The mission of the California Council for the Humanities is to enrich California's
cultural life and strengthen communities through public use of the humanities.
California Stories is the Council's multiyear initiative designed to strengthen
communities and connect Californians by uncovering personal and community stories
that, once gathered and woven together, tell the story of today's California.
California Library Association www.cla-net.org
CLA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of
library services, librarianship, and the library community. It helps members
excel in a fast-changing job market. CLA is a resource for learning about new
ideas and technology, and it actively works to influence legislation affecting
libraries and librarians.
California Poets in the Schools http://www.cpits.org
California Poets in the Schools helps students celebrate creativity, intuition
and intellectual curiosity through poetry and the writing process. Our multicultural
community of trained, published poet-teachers bring experience and love for
their craft to students every day.
California Reach Out and Read Coalition www.ca-reachoutandread.org
Reach Out and Read makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary
care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. The mission
of California Reach Out and Read is to put books in the hands and homes of
young children by sustaining and developing local Reach Out and Read (ROR)
California School Library Association www.csla.net.org
The California School Library Association (CSLA) is an organization of library
media teachers, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, district and county
coordinators of curriculum, media and technology, and others committed to enriching
student learning by building a better future for school libraries.
California State Library www.library.ca.gov
The State Library is California's public research library that helps a diverse
people, their governments and their libraries meet their knowledge and information
California Writing Project http://www.californiawritingproject.org
The California Writing Project's goal is to improve student writing and learning
by improving the teaching and uses of writing. California Writing Project (CWP)
is a network of eighteen sites, nine housed on UC campuses and nine on CSU
campuses. Every year, over 30,000 teachers participate in CWP campus, school
and district programs. The project also serves administrators, students, and
Children's Literature Council of Southern California www.childrensliteraturecouncil.org
The Children's Literature Council of Southern California is a non-profit organization
that promotes greater interest in literature for children and young people and parents.
FOCAL Friends of Children and Liiterature http://www.focalonline.org FOCAL was founded in 1979 to support and enrich the programs and resources of the Children's Literature Department of Los Angeles Central Library. FOCAL's programs enhance outreach to families, provide recognition to authors, offer hands-on science activities to children, and create a liaison among teachers, librarians and parents.
Lazy Readers' Book Club www.lazyreaders.com
The Lazy Readers' Book Club is designed to increase interest in reading by providing cool,
short book recommendations for all ages. From interest comes devotion.
River of Words www.riverofwords.org
River of Words has been conducting training workshops for teachers, park naturalists,
grassroots groups, state resource agencies, librarians and others since 1995,
helping them to incorporate observation-based nature exploration and the arts
into their work with young people.
The Sacramento Poetry Center http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org
The Center's mission is to promote and advance the practice and application
of poetry and the literary arts in our community, to enliven and extend the
cultural boundaries of Sacramento's literary arena by creating and maintaining
forums for local writers; to support and empower emerging and established poets,
and to bring the best practitioners of the craft into the community.
Southern California Poetix http://www.poetix.net
Southern California's Poetry & Spoken Word gateway, capturing the sights
and sounds of the verbal arts.
The Wonder of Reading http://www.wonderofreading.org
The Wonder of Reading is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to
inspire in children the love of reading. Their mission is to have a significant
impact on reading in Southern California elementary schools.