Celebrate Literacy Award Recipients

Promoting literacy worldwide is the main purpose of our parent organization, the International Reading Association (IRA). Each year, on IRA’s behalf, local IRA councils give a “Celebrate Literacy Award” to an agency, individual program, or organization that has made a significant contribution to the promotion of literacy.

The Orange County Reading Association has given this award to the following agencies, programs, and organizations:
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 (Storytimes, Activites, Reaching in Shelters)

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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