Special Thanks

Hip-Hop Band Donates Ticket Proceeds

Thank you to Bay Area hip-hop group Zion I and The Grouch who held a concert at Fulton 55 as part of their Healing The Nation tour on March 20th.  $3.00 for every ticket sold was donated to Reading And Beyond programs.

Photo by Kevin Figueroa.


ELL Conference

Parent Involvement

On Saturday, April 16, Reading And Beyond held our first conference for parents of students classified as English Language Learners (ELL) at the Mosqueda Community Center in Southeast Fresno.  We had a great turnout with over 165 parents in attendance.  The conference was part of the English Language Learner Advocacy Program funded by the James Irvine Foundation through Families in Schools (FIS)...

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After-School Program

As part of Reading And Beyond’s commitment to helping our students develop healthy lifestyle habits, on April 9th, four student teams from our after-school program competed in the Fresno County Office Of Education’s Pentathlon at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

Students competed against teams from other after-school programs in an obstacle course and mile-long team run. Congratulations to our Wishon Elementary after-school program team, coached by staff member Freddy DeLeon, for completing the course in only 18 minutes and 52 seconds, the fastest time of all our RAB teams.

We’re proud of all our students who participated, for their hard work, training, and great sportsmanship during the event.

View PHOTO GALLERY of the event


Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. Card

Here is a fast, simple, and free way you can help raise money for Reading And Beyond’s community-based literacy program.  Swipe the Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. card when you shop!

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Wish List

Reading And Beyond is always in need of school and office supplies.  If you wish to donate any of the items below, please contact Jenny Brietigam at:


Craft/Art Supplies: crayons, markers, paint, construction paper, coloring books, pony beads.


Furniture: folding table & chairs, couch, recliner.


Entertainment: board games, foosball equipment, billiard equipment, ping pong table, stereo. 


Cleaning Supplies: floor cleaner, cleaning wipes, dish soap, hand soap, sponges, paper towels, glass cleaner.

Reading And Beyond

4819 E. Butler Avenue

Fresno, CA 93727

559/454-8810 Ph.

559/454-8811 Fax



eNewsletter - Issue 12 - April 2011

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