In loving memory of Ellen Rubin

1943 - 2020


Ellen Rubin dedicated her career to fostering a love of reading in young children. She served as a school librarian for many years, finding creative and engaging ways to share her passion for books, inspiring so many to become lifelong readers -- including her own children and grandchildren. Her former students fondly recall the cocoa parties she gave in the library (see above picture) and the annual book fairs she helped organize.


The Oakland Literacy Coalition shares Ellen's passion for reading and belief in the importance of literacy. The OLC leads a citywide effort to increase literacy achievement and foster a love of reading and learning for all kids in Oakland, the place that Ellen called home for the last seven years of her life.


The Oakland Literacy Coalition is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, tax ID 81-2901834. All contributions made to the Oakland Literacy Coalition are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Learn more about the OLC at www.OaklandLiteracyCoalition.org

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Ellen Rubin Memorial Fund

by Oakland Literacy Coalition


In loving memory of Ellen Rubin

1943 - 2020


Ellen Rubin dedicated her career to fostering a love of reading in young children. She served as a school librarian for many years, finding creative and engaging ways to share her passion for books, inspiring so many to become lifelong readers -- including her own children and grandchildren. Her former students fondly recall the cocoa parties she gave in the library (see above picture) and the annual book fairs she helped organize.


The Oakland Literacy Coalition shares Ellen's passion for reading and belief in the importance of literacy. The OLC leads a citywide effort to increase literacy achievement and foster a love of reading and learning for all kids in Oakland, the place that Ellen called home for the last seven years of her life.


The Oakland Literacy Coalition is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, tax ID 81-2901834. All contributions made to the Oakland Literacy Coalition are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Learn more about the OLC at www.OaklandLiteracyCoalition.org