Spark Joy and Close the Opportunity Gap

Join us as we partner with families, educators, and communities to surround young children with interactive learning opportunities that build early language and literacy skills, strengthen social and emotional skills, and foster a lifelong love of learning.

 

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Early learning is strongly tied to long-term future academic success.

Too many Bay Area children are already at a huge disadvantage before they reach kindergarten. They deserve better.

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We can close the opportunity gap – Together

It starts with a book, but it doesn’t end there. Tandem’s whole-hearted approach engages families, educators, and communities to support our children’s future success.

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94% of parents say Tandem® programming has helped them increase or maintain the frequency of their weekly book-sharing routine with their children.

According to a 2013 Tandem, Partners in Early Learning survey.

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Latest From Our Blog

Tandem Recommends: Children’s Books Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a last-minute gift for a beloved child in your life? Couldn’t make it to the Social Justice Book Fair last Saturday, but want to provide thoughtful, high-quality, diverse books this holiday season? Check out our list of Tandem-recommended children's books...

Tandem y el groupo P.L.A.N.: Padres Latinos Aprendiendo Nuevamente

Nuestro bloguero Francisco Ferrer nos cuenta de su grupo de apoyo para padres: P.L.A.N. (Padres Latinos Aprendiendo Nuevamente). P.L.A.N. se reine regularmente cada dos semanas en Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Centro de Recursos para Familias de...

Tandem and P.L.A.N.: Latino Fathers Learning Anew

Guest blogger Francisco Ferrer talks about his men's support group P.L.A.N. (or, Padres Latinos Aprendiendo Nuevamente - Latino Fathers Learning Anew). P.L.A.N. regularly meets every two weeks at Edgewood Family Resource Center. Contact the center for more information...

My Life as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member with Tandem

Uprooting your life is hard work—especially when you're only 19 years old. I dropped out of college after my first semester because as a Political Science major during the 2016 presidential election, thinking about politics all the time, quite frankly, depressed me....

Tandem Trained Volunteers Spark Opportunity, Joy for Families

In August, we hosted an interactive Read Aloud training for Tandem volunteers at Google's Community Space in San Francisco. Four Tandem volunteers completed the two-hour advanced training. The training was led by myself and fellow AmeriCorps VISTA member, Brittany...

Tandem Recommends: Children’s Books Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a last-minute gift for a beloved child in your life? Couldn’t make it to the Social Justice Book Fair last Saturday, but want to provide thoughtful, high-quality, diverse books this holiday season? Check out our list of Tandem-recommended children's books...

Tandem y el groupo P.L.A.N.: Padres Latinos Aprendiendo Nuevamente

Nuestro bloguero Francisco Ferrer nos cuenta de su grupo de apoyo para padres: P.L.A.N. (Padres Latinos Aprendiendo Nuevamente). P.L.A.N. se reine regularmente cada dos semanas en Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Centro de Recursos para Familias de...

Tandem and P.L.A.N.: Latino Fathers Learning Anew

Guest blogger Francisco Ferrer talks about his men's support group P.L.A.N. (or, Padres Latinos Aprendiendo Nuevamente - Latino Fathers Learning Anew). P.L.A.N. regularly meets every two weeks at Edgewood Family Resource Center. Contact the center for more information...

My Life as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member with Tandem

Uprooting your life is hard work—especially when you're only 19 years old. I dropped out of college after my first semester because as a Political Science major during the 2016 presidential election, thinking about politics all the time, quite frankly, depressed me....

Tandem Trained Volunteers Spark Opportunity, Joy for Families

In August, we hosted an interactive Read Aloud training for Tandem volunteers at Google's Community Space in San Francisco. Four Tandem volunteers completed the two-hour advanced training. The training was led by myself and fellow AmeriCorps VISTA member, Brittany...

News & Announcements

Rainin Foundation Announces Education Grantees

We are so honored to receive a generous grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation in support of the Tandem StoryCycles® school-to-home book-sharing program. Read more about the Rainin Foundation's education grantees on their website. Congratulations to the grantees...