FREE Family Literacy Event! A Little T.L.C Tools, Learning & Care // San Jose

Experience this Sunday for you family a free literacy and music community enrichment event. It’s by A Little T.L.C. (Tools, Learning, and Care)!

Our intent with this event is to uplift literacy and the arts for Black and Brown families, using the arts, music, animations, and hands-on activities.

Wanna volunteer? Details are below.

SUNDAY AT 12 PM – 6:30 PM
A Little T.L.C Tools, Learning and Care: A FREE Literacy Event.
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116.



In partnership with The School of Arts and Culture, PRNS and the City of San José, Dr. Grace Carroll (Akira Book Club) and Jonathan Borca proudly presents A Little T.L.C. (Tools, Learning, and Care), a FREE literacy event and live concert held at La Plaza.

This event aims to promote literacy in young children using the arts, music, animations, and hands-on activities.

Free ‘literacy care packages’ will be provided for the first 100 attendees, containing materials from authors and illustrators of color.



12pm – 3pm: Doors open @ 12pm.

Literacy care package giveaway (first 100 families), local vendors, activity stations, Read-A-Loud Circles

3pm – 6:30pm:

A donation-based concert will feature local musicians, poets, and talent.



Live-Painting by:
Francisco Ramirez
Elba Raquel
Poetry by:
Quynh Mai Nguyen
Arlene Biala
Live Music by:
Noah and the Arkiteks
Jackie Gage
Philthy Dronez
#laplazaes #tlc #toolslearningandcare





Dr. Carroll served 10 years as the Director for African American Student Development at CAL and 3 years as the Associate Director of the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR) at Howard University.

She is currently the CEO of Wordsmith Jr, LLC, focused on facilitating literacy among young children, particularly African American.Blub. (

Jonathan Borca is an advocate, storyteller, and performing artist who currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for SOAC.

Raised in Eastside San Jose, Borca has over a decade of experience developing and scaling programs for nonprofits and public entities. For SOAC, Borca leads all efforts for the “California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship” (CAC ACF); a statewide initiative aiming to uplift an inclusive workforce. Dr. Carroll and Jonathan Borca’s collaboration focuses on getting children (and their families) to promote community literacy.