Our Public Schools Efforts

Freemasonry has a strong belief in public schools. Statewide, the Grand Lodge of California F. & A.M. has begun a program with Raising a Reader with six school districts in the state of California. They hope to begin to reverse the trend of illiteracy among some of California's poorest performing school districts. In 2014, the Grand Lodge extended the program to two schools in Marin County. In October 2014, Marin Lodge voted to make a donation of $2,000.00 to the Raising a Reader program. Our initial donation was made in 2014. We made the balance of this donation at our meeting in January 2015. The funding will go to the program which is being implemented at Bahia Vista and San Pedro Elementary. In April 2016, we donated an additional $1,000.00 to the program. Please open the "Raising A Reader" links on this webpage for more information.