Alameda County Library Foundation

Providing critical support to public libraries in Alameda County

aka ACLF   |   Fremont, CA   |  http://www.aclf.org/

Mission

The mission of the ACLF is to provide critical support to public libraries in the Alameda County Library system resulting in all people in our communities having access to knowledge in all of its forms.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Ms. Tiona Smith

Main address

2450 Stevenson Blvd

Fremont, CA 94538 USA

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EIN

94-3243339

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Alameda County Library system helps ensure that individuals of all backgrounds have access to high-quality educational resources and tools to help them achieve their educational and career goals. Although the Library system is situated in a region known for its affluence, in reality, there are many individuals throughout Alameda County that rely on public resources--including the library--to complete homework, look for jobs, and further their own or their children's education. In addition to our print and digital collections, the Library delivers programs that aim to improve literacy, particularly among underserved populations; provide employment assistance and workplace-based ESL classes; support students through after-school homework centers; and foster a love of reading among both children and adults.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project MOVE (Mobilizing Our Vision for Employment)

An Alameda County Library Literacy Project designed to improve the functional knowledge of adult learners with a work-related curriculum focused on basic reading, writing, English as a Second language (work-related), computer skills, job-seeking skills and library resources to prepare participants to seek employment.

Population(s) Served

The Summer Reading Game for children, teens and adults, provides a fun, low-cost--but highly effective--way to maintain, and often improve, reading skills over the summer.

Population(s) Served

Start With A Story provides books, storytimes, and outreach to the hundreds of children who visit their parents at Santa Rita in Dublin . Volunteers staff a table with a wide selection of books catering to a range of ages and interests. Each child visiting the table may choose a book to keep.

Population(s) Served

Write to Read operates a well-stocked main library in Juvenile Hall as well as small libraries in each of the Hall's 12 living units. Write to Read provides youth with opportunities to transform themselves through the power of books, reading, writing and literacy.

Population(s) Served

The Alameda County library’s innovative Adult Literacy Program, Write to Read provides educational opportunities to adults who want to improve their literacy skills. Free tutoring and small group instruction are offered at most of our branch libraries and in community locations. Students in the program are English speakers from both the U.S. and other countries

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the ACLF is to provide critical support to public libraries in the Alameda County Library system resulting in all people in our communities having access to knowledge in all of its forms. We accomplish this mission by raising revenue in support of library programs, facilities and services that promote traditional and digital literacy, encourage educational achievement and lifelong learning, and address opportunity gaps in the communities we serve.

To advance our mission, the ACLF raises funds for a variety of library programs, including homework centers; the Pop-Up Library Services for Everyone (P.U.L.S.E.) Program and Start With a Story (SWAS), bringing children’s books and reading activities to community-based locations throughout the East Bay; Project MOVE, a neighborhood-based literacy and employment skills program in the isolated Eden Area of Alameda County; the Summer Reading Program; and services to make the library more accessible to older adults and people with disabilities.

ACLF is governed by a Board of Directors that represents a diverse group of individuals from both the private and public sectors. In addition, we have many partners that assist us in our efforts to support the Alameda County Library System. These include the Family Justice Center, the Fremont Family Resource Center, Abode, the Ashland Community Center, and many others.

We are also fortunate to have many dedicated supporters who help us advance our work. These include individuals, foundations, and corporations. Our fundraising is led by our Executive Director and supported by the Board of Directors.

Over the last year, we reached 168 adults through Project MOVE; had more than 5,000 child and family visits through SWAS; and registered 10,089 pre-readers and children for our 2017 Summer Reading Game, 3,220 of whom completed the program. We also registered 1,041 teens and 2,420 adults for the game.

Financials

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Operations

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Alameda County Library Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/05/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ralph Johnson

Castro Valley Sanitary District Board; East Bay Dischargers Authority

Navin Sethi, J.D.

Ernst & Young LLP

Janet Camarena

Foundation Center San Francisco

Patti Greenup

Fremont Bank

Heather Hall

Amara Consulting Solutions, LLC

Stawan Kadepurkar

L&T Technology Services

Don McCormick

DJM Consulting

Dinesh Sawal

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Tiffany Yang

Fjord Design and Innovation