Celebrate Literacy Award Recipients

Promoting literacy both locally and globally is the main purpose of the Orange County Reading Association (OCRA). Each year, OCRA celebrates the efforts of an agency, a program, or an organization that has made significant contributions to promoting literacy worldwide.

Award Criteria**:

  •  Must be a professional agency, individual program or established organization
  •  Must demonstrate a commitment to promoting literacy on a global scale through volunteer work, monetary contributions, and/or other support  
  •  Awarded money must be spent with in two months of receiving the award at the annual fall  conference.
  • Awarded money must be used for the purpose of literacy promotion by the organization
  • Recipient must send in 4 photos that display how the money was spent so it can be posted on OCRA’s web page: www.ocreading.org
**Celebrate Literacy Award recipients are eligible for additional recognition from the California Reading Association as well as the International Literacy Association upon review from each organization.  

 

The Orange County Reading Association has given this award to the following deserving recipients:

2018-2019- Book Fairies Orange County

2017-2018- RIF SoCal and the Orange County Department of Education

2016-2017-Joy’s Little Free Library

2015-2016 – Orange County Children’s Book Festival

2014-2015 –The Canine Literacy Program – Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

2013-2014 – Rachelle Cracchiolo

2012-2013 – Dr. Rebecca Constantino

2011-2012 – Megan Mettler 

2010-2011 – KidWorks

2009-2010 – Reach Out and Read, Orange County

2009-2010 –Tiger Woods Learning Center

2008-2009 – Tiger Woods Foundation

2008-2009 – University of California, Irvine’s HABLA program

2007-2008 – Anaheim Ducks’ S.C.O.R.E. Program

2006-2007 – Rotary Club of Orange

2005-2006 – Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s Clinic Reading Program

2004-2005 – Libreria Martinez Books & Art Gallery

2003-2004 – The Reading Corners Program

2002-2003 – The Friendly Center

2001 – 2002 – The Jester & Pharley Phund

2000 – 2001 – Rosie’s Garage

1999 – 2000 – South Coast Storytellers Guild

1998 – 1999 – University of California, Irvine & California State University, Fullerton’s America Reads Program

1997 – 1998 – READ OC

1996 – 1997 – Robert Condon, Rolling Readers

1995 – 1996 – Lois Monroe, Time for Kids

1994 – 1995 – Project S.H.U.E. (Safety, Health, Understanding, & Education)

1993 – 1994 – Pam Carlson, Library Stars (shelter outreach)

1992 – 1993 – Carl Karcher Enterprises

1991 – 1992 – Camp Fire USA, Orange County Council

1990 – 1991 – Ann Robinson, Project HOPE

1989 – 1990 – South Coast Literacy Council

1988 – 1989 – Pizza Hut, Book It Program

1987 – 1988 – Girl Scout Council of Orange County

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