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Marin educational equity project thrives from modest origins

“When the late pastor Fred Small started a reading program with a couple of friends in 1995, it was one of the first volunteer efforts to advance educational equity in Marin.

Small, who was the pastor of People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship in Marin City, and the volunteers would read to small groups of students at the church to help them catch up on their literacy skills. They called it Bridge the Gap.

Since then, the modest project has transformed itself into an organization serving about 400 students a year with 15 paid employees, about 100 volunteers and an annual budget of approximately $3 million.”

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