Awards & Grants

The Alameda County Reading Association awards the following each year.


David H. Russell Award for Excellence in Reading Instruction

Over the past three decades, the teaching of reading has become increasingly complex, yet there are those among us who rise to this challenge.

we give great awardsAny person assisting educators in Alameda County Schools, such as an aide, volunteer, or student who has a special interest and commitment towards the improvement of reading, may be nominated for this award.

A $100.00 stipend accompanies the award, to be used at the discretion of the recipient to improve reading in Alameda County.
The award will be presented at the end of the year Alameda Count Reading Association Awards Dinner. Applications are due by April 10 of each year.

Application Form

 

Walter J. McHugh Award for Assistance in Reading Instruction

In the teaching of reading, educators rely on the assistance of tutors, aides, and volunteers. We all know people who, by helping students become better readers, have become indispensable to the reading program.
Any person assisting educators in Alameda County Schools, such as an aide, volunteer, or student who has a special interest and commitment towards the improvement of reading, may be nominated for this award.
A $100.00 stipend accompanies the award, to be used at the discretion of the recipient to improve reading in Alameda County.
The award will be presented at the end of the year Alameda Count Reading Association Awards Dinner. Applications are due in April of each year.

Application Form

$250 Literacy Mini-Grant

Each year up to four literacy mini-grants are awarded to public or private school teachers who are members of the ACRA. The grant must be used to improve or strengthen literacy. The funds can be used for appropriate tuition, registration, professional or classroom materias, etc., but not for travel or living expenses. Applications are due by December 15.

Application Form