Meet Our Volunteers

Wilma Tramble

Wilma TrambleI am a retired Financial Aid Counselor from Cal State East Bay who is also a parent and grandparent.

I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for reading with the students I interact with and always look forward to my weekly participation

Florence Brown

Read-Aloud Volunteer

Florence begins every Wednesday reading one-on-one to four different children. Her students range from ages four to eight years old. She immigrated from Italy and grew up in North Beach speaking Italian.

Sometimes her former students stop in at the

Patricia Gangwer

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The best part of the Read Aloud Volunteer Program for me is the special time it creates for the reader and listener to share together, enjoying books and reading, awakening imaginations, and exploring literature.

Bill Reuter

Bill Reuter 2013I am in in my 16th year as an RAVP reader (and my 9th year on the program’s Board of Directors.)

My Cal State University, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) colleague, Marilyn Nye, the program’s creator, recruited

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Read-Aloud students are enthusiastic learners »

The Read-Aloud Volunteer Program was a wonderful experience for my kindergartener. The books supplemented our home library and the connection

Read-Aloud Students show improvement in student reading skills »

Many thanks to David Graeven, a sociologist and social psychologist, for his work on behalf of the Read-Aloud Volunteer

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