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Communities That Read Together, Grow Together

Initiatives

We are committed to supporting educational initiatives that empower children and adults.

Events

Interacting with our local communities leads to lasting results. Stay tuned for events.

Literacy Research

We’re committed to understanding the positive effects of community-based literacy programs.

Literacy Crisis

Reading Helps You Grow

Over 60% of Americans face literacy challenges, significantly affecting health and income, highlighting the need for educational reform.

The nation is in the throes of a decades-long literacy crisis. More than 60 percent of U.S. students are incapable of reading at their grade level and adults fare no better. The Barbara Bush Foundation reports that 60 percent of those between 16 and 74 are unable to read at a sixth-grade level.

What we do

A message from our Founder

In creating Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. (GP), I was guided by a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the opportunities I have enjoyed in my life, gratitude for the gifts that I have been given and for the rewards that I have earned. It is not possible, though, to be grateful without recognizing those who have not shared the same access to opportunities that I have enjoyed. I believe strongly in the need to provide that equal access to opportunities, but not necessarily equal outcomes. Motivated, determined

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Daniel Gordon(Founder and Principal)

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Initiatives

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Committed to every stage of the academic journey

Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. was established by Daniel Gordon with the mission to support educational programs aimed at improving the lives of people living in under-served and underprivileged communities. GPI advances this mission through a combination of financial support to organizations and through initiatives we have developed in furtherance of our mission.

Books Behind Bars: Bonding

Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helped incarcerated mothers record audiobooks for their children. This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Gordon Philanthropies and the LA County Sheriff’s Department and the recordings offer an innovative approach to creating opportunities for meaningful parent-child bonding even while incarcerated.




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    Learning does not end at high school graduation. Instead, it is a life-long commitment. As such, GPI is committed to supporting educational initiatives that support children and adults. It is never to late for people to realize their full potential and maximize the contribution that they can make to society. We should never give up on people who wish to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

    Recent Press

    Check out the latest news and highlights from our mission

    Gordon Philanthropies Celebrates Reading and Maternity at SHIELDS for families

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    Reading Helps You Grow Campaign

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    Santa Claus Comes to Century Regional Detention Facility: Bringing the Holiday Spirit to An Unlikely Place

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    NASA Astronaut José M. Hernández Surprises Students at Animo Legacy Charter Middle School

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    A Season of Gratitude: Gordon Philanthropies Host Annual Book Recording Event at Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers

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    CPMP Hosts First Annual Family Reading Event with CPMP

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    First-Ever Children’s Library Opens at the Men’s Central Jail Visitor’s Center

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    Addressing the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children and Families

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    Inspiration and Empowerment at Century Park Elementary

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    Supporting Project Fatherhood & the Children’s Institute Through Literacy

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