The Los Angeles times Literacy Center at California State University Northridge was named to recognize a gift from the Times Mirror Foundation. The Center has served more than 3,500 children in grades K-12 and their families during the last 16 years. In addition, more than 2,000 M.A. Language and Literacy candidates have provided supervised literacy services to children in need at the LATLC. The following are some of the goals of the LA Times Literacy Center:
- To provide professional assessments of children’s literacy strengths and needs in the areas of fluency, comprehension and listening comprehension.
- To create responsive, individual one-on - one literacy support that is supported by on-going assessments for children and adolescents K-12
- To support families by developing increased understanding of home support for literacy and by providing information related to school success
- To bridge the gap between children’s home and school literacies.
- To provide parents with opportunities to understand their children’s strengths and needs in the area of literacy and to be able to articulate them to school personnel.
- To prepare graduate students to take a leadership role in literacy programs
- To develop community partnerships that focus on literacy