The reading subscription service will provide free books to children in need across the Gulf region
San FranciscoAnd the September 22 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Read subscription service scribed Today it announced the launch of its corporate social responsibility programme, Scribd Gives, to support its mission to build the largest accessible library that connects storytellers to their audience. The company, which provides access to one of the world’s largest digital libraries of e-books, audiobooks, and more, is committed to inspiring curiosity, giving back, and highlighting diverse perspectives within the literary community. To start Scribd Gives, the brand announced her inaugural partner, first bookan organization that supports education equality by providing millions of books and resources to its member network of more than 550,000 teachers of programs and schools serving children from low-income communities.
said Tripp Adler, founder of Scribd and CEO of Scribd. “Our partnership with First Book is the latest step in continuing our mission to build the largest and most accessible library that connects storytellers to their audience by providing books to children who have limited access to them.”
according to US Department of Education, up to 61% of low-income families do not have any books for their children at home. Along with First Book, Scribd will place books in classrooms serving children in under-resourced communities to help support their educational development and understanding and awareness of diverse perspectives.
“First Book is excited to update classroom libraries in schools in low-income Bay-Area communities along with Scribd,” he said. Dana BondSenior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Alliances. “Our missions are clearly aligned – to provide young people with the books they need to continue growing, learning and developing empathy, as well as a greater understanding of the world around them. We are grateful for Scribd’s help in providing support not only to our mission are teachers in under-resourced communities and the children we serve.”
To start the programme, and just in time for the start of the new school year, Scribd First Book gave a $50,000 The grant, which will support a donation of books to classroom libraries at Berkeley Maynard Academy, an independent school in a low-income community in the Bay Area. The donation will consist of books that present diverse themes and perspectives, and encourage cultural understanding and inclusion. To celebrate the classroom library update, Scribd and First Book have collaborated with the authors Bonnie Tsui And the Angela Dalton, who will participate in a live reading with students from Berkeley Maynard Academy. Scribd also provided funds to an additional 100 schools in the Bay Area to purchase books for their classrooms or libraries.
“At Berkley Maynard Academy, we want students to be able to read books that expose them to the beauty of others, their history, and cultures in their school, their community, and the larger world. This inclusion transcends race: We want our students to read books that normalize gender inclusivity, reflect various family structures, and celebrate and affirm the LGBTQIA community. +,” said Jason Stack, Principal of the Berkeley Maynard Academy. “These new classroom libraries from Scribd and First Book will provide a new collection of books to help people at the center and students who are often marginalized and underrepresented in mainstream culture.”
For more details on Scribd’s offerings and partnership with First Book, please visit: https://www.scribd.com/.
scribed is a reading subscription service that is building one of the largest accessible libraries that connect storytellers to their audience. for US $11.99 Monthly, Scribd provides access to some of the best e-books, audiobooks, documents, magazine articles, podcasts, and presentations. Scribd works directly with publishers to constantly add new content to the platform and provide its subscribers with high-quality, personalized reading recommendations. Scribd’s goal is to inspire curiosity and learning through a variety of content, amplifying important topics and unrepresented authors. The app is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as web browsers and the Apple Watch.
About the first book
founded in Washington DCFirst Book, founded in 1992 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 social enterprise, First Book is a leader in educational justice. Over its 30-year history, First Book has distributed more than 225 million books and educational resources, with a retail value of more than $2 billion. First Book believes that education provides children in need with the best path out of poverty. First Book breaks down barriers to quality education by providing its network of more than 550,000 registered teachers, librarians, after-school program leaders and others who serve children in need with millions of new, high-quality books and educational and essential resources free and affordable. Needs Items by the award-winning nonprofit e-commerce site First Book Marketplace. The First Book Network includes the largest and fastest growing community of formal and informal educators serving children in need.
First Book also expands the breadth and depth of the field of education through a range of social enterprises, including First Book Research & Insights, its research initiative, and First Book Accelerator, which brings best-in-class research-based strategies to the classroom via resources Teacher relevant and usable. First Book Impact Funds are aimed at supporting areas of need, such as rural communities or increasing diversity in children’s books. For more information about First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.
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