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About Us

Our Mission

Read to Me Project helps under-served children achieve kindergarten readiness and a lifetime of literacy by empowering school age brothers and sisters to read to their young siblings at home. We also raise public awareness about the literacy crisis and the need for language development and pre-reading skills during a child's first five years of life.

Our Vision

Every child entering kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Annual Reports

Read to Me Project’s Annual Report for the prior July 1 to June 30 fiscal year is published every September.

990 Tax Return

Independent Financial Reviews

2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021
2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018
2016-2017

Our Staff

Julia Foster

Executive Director

Julia Foster

Executive Director

Julia Foster brings over a decade of experience working in nonprofit organizations around Monterey County. She deeply believes in the power of literacy and the lifelong opportunities that it brings. Most recently, Julia was the Executive Director for the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries. As a self-proclaimed “people person", Julia is passionate about connecting with those around her and building relationships. She holds a BA in Translation and Interpretation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a MA in International Public Policies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Amanda Evans

Director, Development & Marketing

Amanda Evans

Director, Development & Marketing

Amanda Evans brings more than fifteen years of diverse business experience in local and international corporate and non-profit settings, holding key leadership roles in sponsorship, marketing, training and development, communications, and program management. She earned an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Additionally, Amanda holds an advanced certificate in training program design and facilitation from UCSC.

Kathy Tojaga

Program Director

Kathy Tojaga

Program Director

Kathy has dedicated the past decade to making a positive impact in the world of education. With experience as both a classroom teacher and school administrator, she has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities within K-12 education. Kathy holds a BA in Political Science from UC Davis, along with a Teaching Credential and MA in Education. Her passion for empowering students and educators shines through in all of her work.

Every dollar can make a big impact

Please help change the low-literacy situation in our communities. Every dollar and helping hand can make a big difference.

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