"Mission Learning Center
has played a vital role in my
life and contributed to my
lifelong love of reading.
Reading has opened a
whole new world for me by
expanding my ability to
learn, pushing me to think
critically, and unlimiting my
dreams. Reading makes
everything possible and for
me it began at the
Mission Learning Center."
Former Liaison to District 9 and the Latino Community Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
City and County of San Francisco
Mission Learning Center champions childhood literacy as a vehicle to
promote a life-long passion for learning, encourage family engagement,
and provide children with the means to attain a higher quality of life.
Since 1972, Mission Learning
Center has taught thousands of San Francisco school children how
Our reading programs show
measurable results: children advance on average two grade levels
in their reading ability in just seven months.
Día de los Niños, San
Franciscos annual celebration of reading, was started by Mission
Learning center in 1998. Since then, thousands of children
and their parents have experienced the power and enjoyment of literacy
through this unique citywide event.
All Mission Learning Center programs spring
from the widely acknowledged fact that literacy is a key component
in escaping poverty and living a fully realized life.