LocationAlhambra , CA United States
Hundreds of children and their parents came out on a sunny morning last Saturday for the Alhambra Teacher Association’s second annual Read Across America event. For two hours, volunteers read for children and handed out books to them, with the goal of giving two books to each kid who attended. The program was organized in collaboration with the Alhambra Unified School District and the Alhambra Educational Foundation. Volunteer readers included ATA President Tammy Scorcia and Alhambra Mayor Adele Andrade-Stadler. Various school district and city officials attended, including Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent Denise Jaramillo, Board of Education Member Wing Ho and City Councilmembers Jeff Maloney, Ross Maza and Katherine Lee. Organizations including the Alhambra Latino Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the Alhambra Source set up tables for children to make bookmarks and partake in other activities.