eNewsletter - Issue 2 - January 2010

Photo of the Month

Preschool Head Teacher, Talar Hovagimian, with students at Small World Learning Center.

The Philosophy of Reading And Beyond, and its program Small World Learning Center, is that children learn and develop best when exposed to a safe, healthy, and enriched environment.

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Small World Learning Center

Now Hiring S.E.S. Tutors

S.E.S. Tutors are responsible for helping academically at-risk students perform better in school by providing literacy tutoring. Specifically, tutors will be working with one to three students from Kindergarten through eighth grade, in the student’s home.

Do you have education and/or related experience?  Want to make a difference in our community?  Are you the best?   Then click a link...

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Learn about the S.E.S. Program

Wish List: Office Desks

We're currently in need of office desks.  New, used, any kind will do.   If you'd like to donate your old office desk, please contact Jenny Brietigam at jbrietigam@readingandbeyond.org.

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A donation to Reading And Beyond is a powerful way of giving to the community, whether it be a donation of time, money, or property.  Go to our Donors page to find our more.

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A Message From

Our Executive Director

Luis Santana speaks about the new year

Reading And Beyond accomplished quite a lot during 2009, and we don't plan on slowing down for the new year.

With the recent opening of five new childcare sites, the addition of hundreds of new students across our 30+ locations, and the launching of a new website and eNewsletter, 2010 is already starting off strong.

We continually move forward because we have so many good people pushing us forward.  Our parents, partners, friends, and staff all work together as a team, in classrooms, churches, and homes.  This is the spirit of our mission: the community coming together to benefit children and their families through education.

Last year was a milestone for us as we celebrated our first 10 years.  With what we've achieved together, it's clear that our next 10 years of teamwork, growth, and success starts now.


Success Spotlight - Upward Bound College Prep

Program Coordinator Josie Vargas and her staff work hands-on with students at Central High School East, aiming to be the first in their family to graduate college.  Though many students find success in the Upward Bound program, there's always one story that stands out...

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Give a Day of Volunteer Service - Get a Day of Disney

Free tickets!  Disney is giving away free one-day tickets to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World to guests that volunteer a day of service to a participating organization.  Reading And Beyond is indeed participating, and is looking for volunteers.

To learn how you can volunteer with Reading And Beyond and receive your free ticket to Disney, contact...

Beckie Ninnis

Volunteer Coordinator


For more information on the Disney program, or to sign up right now, click on one of the links below...

Disney Program Overview

Program Terms and FAQ

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Barnes & Noble Gives Out a Ton of Free Books

Barnes & Noble, the country's largest retail bookseller, recently gave away over 600 brand new books to the children of Reading And Beyond.  The event was held at Heaton Elementary School in Fresno.

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