Literacy Initiative

At both at our Portola and Excelsior sites, we practice a robust multigenerational and progressive approach to promoting and supporting the development of language and literacy beginning in infancy through childhood and adolescence, as well as into parenthood/adulthood.

Check out our calendar for upcoming early literacy events or workshops for children and their parents/caregivers, as well as ESL classes for adults.

Programs offered at P = Portola; E = Excelsior; P & E = Portola and Excelsior

Early Literacy Events and Workshops (P & E)

Early literacy events and workshops engage parents/caregivers on how to support pre, early, and multi-language literacy in their children and whole family. Early literacy events and Family Literacy Nights feature fun whole family activities. Other activities that are embedded in many of our programs includes visits to neighborhood libraries, special presentations, book lending programs, and frequent read-alouds.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes (P & E)

Classes for adult English learners are offered daily during the City College of San Francisco semester (click here for CCSF website and schedule). Classes are taught by CCSF certified English language teachers for beginning to mid-level English learners.