Program Highlight:

“Pathways To Success”

Pathways To Success is a unique new program that was launched in mid-November, designed to assist parents in achieving their secondary and post-secondary education.  Like the Fresno Bridge Academy, the goal of Pathways To Success is to provide resource alignment for the entire family through education and job readiness...

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Success Spotlight

Fresno Bridge Academy

Clifford Francone was unemployed for over a year.  He was eager to find work and provide for his family, which include his two sons, David Paul, age 5, and Ayden, age 4.

He first heard about Fresno Bridge Academy while at a friend’s house.  A Bridge Academy case manager came to the door and told them about the program. Clifford decided to set up an appointment and came in for orientation...

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Einstein Park Gets

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Einstein Park Neighborhood Center, Reading And Beyond’s newest community-based site, was recently treated with some fresh paint as part of our continuing efforts to help the center become a more inviting, family-friendly environment.  Volunteers helped coat the walls and doors with bright colors that were chosen by the kids, soon to be adorned with student's arts and crafts projects

“It was a lot of fun watching the neighborhood kids walk into the newly painted center,” says Site Coordinator Simon Biasell.  “The paint brings a new energy.”

Operated in partnership with the City of Fresno, the center offers daily after school program activities including literacy tutoring, as well as homework help, arts and crafts, recreational and fitness activities.

Reading And Beyond wishes to thank Pilgrim Armenian Men’s Group for donating the paint, and LifeSpring Church and Community Center for contributing brushes and rollers.


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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

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eNewsletter - Issue 11 - Feb/Mar 2011

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