At Nina Designs we design and sell silver charms and jewelry supplies and our social mission includes caring for people and the planet. To honor that commitment we fund a variety of programs including tree planting and micro loans. Every year we also choose one nonprofit to support with a large donation. In 2015 we wanted to make a contribution to our local community.
The Public Policy Institute of California issued a report documenting the fact that almost 50% of the children in California live at or near the poverty level. They note that, “Because economic hardship is associated with a host of adverse outcomes, particularly for children, policies that can give children a better start in life are especially important.” In an effort to support improved outcomes for underprivileged children, we decided to donate $2,000 to Superstars Literacy.
Since there is almost a 90% chance that children with poor reading skills at the end of first grade will still have poor reading skills at the end of fourth grade, Superstars Literacy works with 500 K-2nd graders at nine high-need schools in the East Bay to improve their reading skills and improve outcomes. “Super Stars Literacy provides extended learning time intervention services to under-performing K-2nd grade students, helping them develop the literacy and social skills that are the foundation for future learning.”
Thank you for helping us support this wonderful organization!!