San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization serving people over the age of 50 with office locations in Escondido and La Mesa, was recognized this week as one of the Top 5 nonprofits in the region and has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Harrah’s Resort Southern California.
Selection was made from over 150 submissions by nonprofits throughout San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties. The Harrah’s All-In 4 Change event selected San Diego Oasis for their intergenerational literacy tutoring program that encourages older adults to work with at-risk children to improve reading skills and self-esteem in Title One designated elementary schools throughout San Diego.
Over 600 older adult tutors work in 105 schools in 12 school districts, sharing their time, their talents and their wisdom with students who need their help.
“To be recognized amongst so many wonderful nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California is truly an honor. We are so thankful to the community, Harrah’s Resort Southern California, and the Rincon Tribal Council for their generosity,” said David Beevers, San Diego Oasis Program Manager for North County. San Diego Oasis also offers over 2,400 classes and activities throughout the year including travel as well as lectures and sessions in health and wellness, exercise and dance, arts and crafts, history and humanities, finance, technology, languages and personal development at over 40 partner locations.
For more information about San Diego Oasis, please visit www.sandiegooasis.org