Building Bold Readers for Bright Futures



J3 Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free after-school reading programs in partnership with high need schools that serve students of color. Our mission is to equip 4th and 5th grade scholars with the skills, habits, confidence, and book access they need for a lifetime of reading success.

The impacts of COVID-19 on students and the racial inequities that many are facing have pushed us to adjust our growth timeline. We now plan to serve 1,000+ students as soon as possible. To do that, we need your help... these students need your help.


Watch now to learn more about the literacy crisis in Los Angeles and what J3 Foundation is doing about it!

Don’t just take our word for it! In this video, you’ll hear from real J3 teachers and students about how our after-school programs are impacting them.

the 3 pillars of j3


culturally relevant books

school & community partnerships

Colorful Book Spines

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” 

- Margaret Fuller