Non-Profit- Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy
Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy was founded in 2008 by Justin and Lauren Tuck to bring the same opportunities that made them successful to low-income youth in New York, New Jersey, Alabama and now California.
Focused on literacy, the program began with a simple book distribution, then grew to include an essay contest and supporting materials, as well as grantmaking. As of the 2013-2014 school year, the program will focus on summer learning loss–a critical issue for low-income youth–and financial literacy, as success in both areas increases the likelihood that a child will attend college. Grants will continue to support high-performing nonprofits in the literacy and financial literacy space.
This was the kick-off event on September 16, 2014, for the Essay Competition at the Alliance Academy in Oakland, California.