The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation along with the El Rancho Unified School District held a special celebration of “Bags of Books” for kindergarten students at Durfee Elementary School on Thursday, September 6, 2012.
The Foundation has donated Book Bags filled with books for every kindergarten student at all eight elementary schools in the ERUSD that correlate with their classroom reading program in an effort to provide a positive beginning for each student as they embark on their pathway to literacy.
In support of the Generation 1st Degree initiative, the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation in conjunction with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the El Rancho Unified School District are working together towards the goal of having one person in every household receive a college degree. Research states a child’s success in school is largely dependent on their success in reading. Children need positive experiences and exposure to books at an early age. It is the hope of the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation that these Book Bags will be used by each child and their parents to establish a solid foundation in literacy.
Pictured is Clifford the Big Red Dog entertaining the students at North Ranchito Elementary on September 17.