Literacy for All
An Interview with Simona Valanciute
Simona Valanciute, CEO & President of San Diego Oasis, speaks to wsRADIO.com listeners about the diverse services that are provided by her organization on behalf of seniors, who, in turn, have the opportunity to tutor children throughout the San Diego Region. San Diego Oasis tutors can be found in over 100 elementary schools in San Diego County.
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Media coverage of San Diego Oasis
June 5, 2017 - Fox 5 News spotlighted our new Soul Line Dancing class, one of the many classes and activities for adults over 50 at the new Oasis in Grossmont Center.
See our video on YouTube. We invite you to come join in and start movin and groovin!
By Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union Tribune
June 2, 2017 - A nonprofit group that offers the 50-plus crowd everything from art, cooking and dance classes to adventures abroad is opening this month in East County.
Formerly based in Mission Valley, San Diego Oasis will be celebrating the opening of its Lifelong Learning Center at Grossmont Center on Wednesday.
San Diego Oasis is part of the 40-city nationwide Oasis educational organization that formed in 1982 and is headquartered in St. Louis. Read the full article.
By Sara Appel-Lennon, La Mesa Courier
January 27, 2017 - For 35 years, San Diego Oasis operated on Macy’s third floor in the Westfield shopping mall in Mission Valley at 1702 Camino Del Rio North.
However, because the Mission Valley Macy’s is being shuttered as part of a 68-store downsizing, Oasis Learning Center is relocating to a new home in La Mesa’s Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center.
The new location will consist of two centers — a Wellness Center and a Lifelong Learning Center. The Wellness Center, which opened on Jan. 9, is located opposite of Restoration Hardware Outlet (formerly Sports Authority) at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 228 in La Mesa. The Wellness Center hosts exercise, dance and mind-body classes there.
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By Sara Appel-Lennon, Mission Valley News - January 13, 2017
Oasis Learning Center is relocating to a new home in La Mesa’s Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center.
The new location will consist of two centers — a Wellness Center and a Lifelong Learning Center.
The Wellness Center, which opened on Jan. 9, hosts exercise, dance and mind-body classes.
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In tutoring, he found a new calling
By Lisa Deaderick, The San Diego Union Tribune - December 25, 2016
After growing up in England and starting his career as an industrial chemist, John Dunnicliff moved on to sales and then advertising. He spent years in Paris as an agent for photographers and directors, and worked in the television commercial division for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood before finding his current calling: helping children read with San Diego Oasis three years ago.
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San Diego Oasis receives Breaking Away Award
March 18, 2016 - KUSI-TV recognized San Diego Oasis with its Breaking Away award, given to people and organizations who are making exceptional contributions to the community.
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Yes, you can be fabulous after 50
By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union Tribune - August 28, 2015San Diego Oasis enrolls seniors in the school of life. Live article online Full article pdf