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Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant - Press Conference

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that they will be awarding Reading and Beyond a Promise Neighborhood planning grant, which is expected to be just under $500,000. Over the next year, Reading and Beyond will formulate an implementation plan and proposal to ultimately break the cycle of poverty in the Lowell/Jefferson/ Webster neighborhood, through alignment of academic and family support services. This grant is one of 15 proposals approved, out of 200 organizations who applied, nationwide.

A press conference was held on December 22, 2011, at Fresno City Hall, to announce the grant. Among those in attendance were Luis Santana, Executive Director, Reading and Beyond; Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, City of Fresno; Larry Powell, Superintendent, Fresno County Office of Education.

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