by jennifer frakes | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography

Advancing Literacy

Drew Schlosberg has been committed to advancing literacy in San Diego for more than 25 years. “In 1990 I was the president of the Greater San Diego Reading Association and first became involved with the San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) through that role. When I was hired by The San Diego Union-Tribune to head its newspaper education department, I became more involved with the Council through the newspaper’s The Race for Literacy event,” related Drew. The mission of the SDCOL to advance literacy among San Diego residents and create the civic and economic benefits of a literate community. The organization is currently engaged in the Literacy 20/20 campaign, a five-year plan to bring literacy to a position of greater prominence and urgency in the region.

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Name: Drew Schlosberg
Community: Rancho Peñasquitos
Volunteer Affiliation: San Diego Council on Literacy, Junior Achievement, Classroom of the Future Foundation, USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego Humane Society Community Engagement Committee
Family: Two daughters, two granddaughters
Hobbies: Music, travelling, volunteering


Recently Drew received the Literacy Luminary Award from the Council for his tireless efforts to raise literacy awareness over the years. “It is always humbling to be honored by an organization that you have worked with for more than a quarter of a century. Through my affiliation with the Union-Tribune, I have had the opportunity to establish enduring partnerships with quite a few of our region’s community leaders, many of whom attended the event where I received the award,” stated Drew. In addition to his service with the SDCOL, Drew also sits on several community boards and committees, such as Junior Achievement, Classroom of the Future Foundation, USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences, and the San Diego Humane Society’s Community Engagement Committee.

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As a 92129 resident Drew loves the serenity of his Park Village neighborhood, especially the close proximity to the canyon. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, which includes two daughters, two granddaughters, his brother, and his mother who turned 91 years young this past July. Drew also loves traveling and listening to live music. “I have attended the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 29 times and am looking forward to my 30th visit in 2016. Over the years I have seen Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Chicago, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Jimmy Buffet to name a few,” said this avid music enthusiast.


Group: San Diego Council on Literacy
Mission: To advance literacy among San Diego residents and create the civic and economic benefits of a literate community
Website: www.literacysandiego.org