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  • Writer's pictureDaniel A Lopez

Child Brain Development Crisis

April 16, 2022, PITTSBURG CA. NorCal Gateway Rotary is a non-conformist club with a vision for humanity built on diversity, inclusion, and equity. We meet primarily online with Zoom on third Thursdays. The club has evolved to focus primarily on the educational needs of children in the Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD) geographic area.

Our Flagship project, Pittsburg Reads, began last fall with a community awareness program well attended by education stakeholders from PUSD, Contra Costa County, Pittsburg City Council, and other youth groups to review literacy statistics and start development of an improvement plan. The plan is to focus on children from birth to pre-K by educating parents and caregivers on the importance to reading to children every day from birth to pre-K. PUSD has issued a proclamation supporting the plan. Pittsburg City Council is currently reviewing.

Gateway has begun working with students from PUSD to develop action plans.

Club members and community leaders reviewing next steps on the campaign. The Hispanic man speaking is Gregory Osorio, Past Persident 2020-22. Now Pittsburg Reads Lead.

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