eNewsletter - Issue 3 - March/April 2010

2009 Annual Report

Get an in-depth look at the people and programs of Reading And Beyond.  Our annual report for 2009 is now available for download or viewing online. 

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Photo of the Month

Parent, Betsy Duarte with her daughter, Daisy and Early Childhood Educator, Gona Yang

Reading And Beyond understands that a good first five years of a child’s life is essential to their long-term development and achievement.  Our Early Childhood Education program helps prepare young children for school.

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Early Childhood Education

Wish List

We’re often in need of specific items for our daily operations.  If you'd like to donate any of the items below, new or used, please contact Jenny Brietigam at jbrietigam@readingandbeyond.org.

Office Supplies: pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, dry-erase markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, folders, binders, index cards.

Books: new or gently used dictionaries and encyclopedias,  especially those meant for young children.

Art Supplies: markers, crayons, colored pencils, chalk, stickers, glue.

Timers: stopwatches, minute timers.

Computers: new or used laptops.

Cell Phones: reimbursement or allocation for wireless service plan.

Become A Volunteer

A little of your time can mean a lot to a child.  Become a volunteer and help us continue to serve the children and families of the Central Valley.  Learn more on our Volunteers page.

Reading And Beyond

4819 E. Butler Avenue

Fresno, CA 93727

559/454-8810 Ph.

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Reading And Beyond

Editorial Featured in

Leading Newspapers

Executive Director Luis Santana recently wrote an editorial that was featured in both the The Sacramento Bee and The Fresno Bee, two of California’s largest newspapers.

He tells the success story of how reading has helped two of our struggling students, and discusses the president's ‘Race to the Top’ initiative...

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Success Spotlight

Parent Workshops & Literacy Tutoring

The different programs of Reading And Beyond are designed to work together for the benefit of not just children, but entire families.  Together, we help families build foundations to achieve productive, self-reliant lives.

Maria Castillo is one of many parents involved in more than one of our programs.  She's a mother of two...

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Students Paint Mural of the World of Reading

Students from West Park Elementary participated in the design of a beautiful new mural.  The imagery depicts how reading opens doors to our future...

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eNewsletter Archive

“Bikes & Books” Book Donation Event

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bikers 9:00 a.m. / Non-bikers 9:30 a.m.

Get your motor runnin’ for the kids at the ‘Bikes & Books’ book donation event, to collect books for the children of Reading And Beyond. Bring your motorcycle, your generosity, and your spirit of adventure.  But you don’t have to be a biker to participate...

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Presented by Garner Tree Services and Mathews Harley-Davidson.