Kick-Off of the Big Lift Initiative


Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Mateo County Office of Education and the County of San Mateo, along with their community partners, are proud to kick off The Big Lift Takes Off, San Mateo County’s nationally recognized initiative to ensure all children are proficient readers by third grade. You are invited to celebrate this high achievement with these organization tomorrow, May 27, 2015.

Big Lift grants foster an educated and diverse local workforce and can ultimately improve Silicon Valley’s economy. These grants help to provide high-quality learning experiences from preschool to third grade for hundreds of children in San Mateo County communities where reading skills lag.

Four school districts of San Mateo County – Cabrillo Unified School District, La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District, Jefferson Elementary School District, and South San Francisco Unified School District – were selected as the grant winners after a competitive public process. A total of approximately $5 million will be awarded to these school districts and preschool providers within these communities.

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When: May 27, 2015

Where: Joseph A. Fernekes Receration Building

               South San Francisco

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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