Building Bold Readers for Bright Futures

J3 Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides 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 books they need for a lifetime of reading success.
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WHY Reading?



We know that over 95% of children can learn to read. We know that children must master the foundational skills of reading before fourth grade. But today in Los Angeles, less than 48% of fourth graders are reading proficiently, and this leaves them at risk for a difficult transition to middle school and beyond.  School libraries are straining to stay open, and current after-school programs are straining to reach all the students who need to catch up and move ahead.


J3 Foundation believes that learning to read is a birthright and a pathway to academic and personal success, a pathway all students can travel.  We believe that success is within reach here in Los Angeles when we empower school leadership, teachers, parents, and the community to build strong readers.  We bring together highly-qualified teachers, evidence-based personalized lessons with measurable outcomes, culturally relevant books that hook kids into reading, and school & community involvement to support reading progress in school and beyond.  We believe our J3 approach to after-school and summer reading programs can make a difference.

literacy empowerment

culturally relevant books

school & community partnerships


“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” 

- Margaret Fuller