A veteran of the hospitality industry, Bharat Lall serves as the CEO and president of Pinnacle Hotels USA, a San Diego-based company that purchases and renovates distressed hotels in prime locations. Bharat Lall is also a longtime supporter of the San Diego Public Library (SDPL).
In October of 2017, SDPL rolled out a new reading initiative in the Logan Heights area to help kids get up to speed before they start the fourth grade. The new program, “READY for 4th!,” is a joint effort between SDPL and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the San Diego Housing Commission, and the San Diego Unified School District.
Studies show that children must overcome increasing hurdles if they aren’t reading at the appropriate grade level before they enter fourth grade. SDPL Director Misty Jones says the READY for 4th! program is a commitment from the library to make sure children in the Logan Heights area get access to the literacy help they need.