In March of 2017, the USC Readers Plus program with the Joint Education Project at the University of Southern California, gathered America Reads and America Counts programs from throughout Southern California.  ARAC programs were invited to USC for a one day symposium to share ideas, and best practices.  Undergraduate tutors, current and former program administrators, financial aid representatives, and expert researchers shared information via panels, and facilitated breakout sessions. Discussions covered topics ranging from training, recruitment, and service learning. Panels reviewed the historical program structure of ARAC, funding, and student tutor experiences.  In the future, we hope to share best practices and trainings with ARAC networks nationwide.

Symposium participants currently facilitating America Reads America Counts Program in Southern California     

Azuza Pacific University

CSU Dominguez Hills

CSU Fresno

CSU Fullerton

CSU Los Angeles 

UC Irvine

UC Los Angeles

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

San Diego State University

University of Redlands

University of Southern California