Video Page

LUIS SANTANA - “ROLE MODELS”

Luis Santana was spotlighted as a role model on "Children First."  He shares his life struggles and how he overcame them through education.


KFSN-30 "Children First - Role Models"

August 9, 2009

THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEER TUTORS

Volunteers are vital to the academic success of today's children. In this news segment, we see our volunteers at work in the classroom.


KGPE-47 Evening News

August 16, 2007

LUIS SANTANA - “PERSON OF THE WEEK”

Our Executive Director, Luis Santana, is named "Person Of The Week" during KFSN's Hispanic Heritage Month.


KFSN-30 Action News

October 5, 2007

PARENT INVOLVEMENT IS KEY

Executive Director Luis Santana talks about the holistic approach of the Fresno Covenant Foundation (now Reading and Beyond), and the importance of parent involvement.


KSEE-24 "CV Today"

October 15, 2007

READING AND BEYOND

OVERVIEW


Reading and Beyond is dedicated to improving the academic success of children. From birth through high school, we work with children and their families, giving them the tools they need to achieve.


Produced by

Reading and Beyond

March 2014

for our 15th Anniversary

LUIS SANTANA  “PORTRAITS OF SUCCESS”

Luis is featured on "Portraits Of Success."  His background and mission are highlighted as he's shown to be a strong role model for the community.


KSEE-24 Six O'Clock News

September 10, 2007

2010 SUMMER PROGRAM

Our 2010 Summer Program was featured on "Education Watch" as an excellent free program for children reading below their grade-level.

From Action News

KFSN-30 / June 16, 2010

LUIS SANTANA - “SCHOOL PRIDE”

Our Executive Director, Luis Santana, was featured on “School Pride,” an NBC web series that tells stories of communities coming together for their public schools.


NBC.com and Hulu.com

November 2010

MARIA CEBALLOS - “LATINO LIFE”

Maria Ceballos, our Community Connection Coordinator, was a guest on "Latino Life" where she discussed our English Language Learner Advocacy (ELLA) program.


KFSN-30 - Latino Life

November 14, 2010

HEALTH AND NUTRITION

We offers health and nutrition education for community parents. The importance of a good breakfast and overall nutrition for families and children is discussed.


KFSN-30 Action News

May 2, 2007

LUIS SANTANA - “FORWARD THINKERS”

California Forward featured our Executive Director Luis Santana as a "Forward Thinker," one who helps to improve our community and inspires others to do the same.


Produced by California Forward

July 5, 2011

UPWARD BOUND - VIDEO YEARBOOK

Video yearbook created for the graduating students of 2011 from our Upward Bound college prep program.


Produced by Reading and Beyond

June 8, 2011

ELL - PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents of English Language Learners (ELL) discuss the importance of parent involvement and being familiar with the ELL classification process


Produced by Reading and Beyond

April 2011

READING AND BEYOND

2010 YEAR IN PICTURES

Here’s a look back at the people and programs of Reading and Beyond.  Thank you all for making 2010 a success.


Produced by Reading And Beyond

December 30, 2010

MOSQUEDA CENTER - OPEN HOUSE

Open house at our new home at the Mosqueda Center. Attendees included Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and District 5 Councilmember Sal Quintero.


KGPE-47 - 11 O’Clock News

October 25, 2011

UPWARD BOUND & VALLEY PBS

“AMERICAN GRADUATE”

ValleyPBS aired a live broadcast featuring six high school students enrolled in our Upward Bound college prep program.


ValleyPBS

December 14, 2011

WELLS FARGO DONATES $10,000

Wells Fargo donated $10,000 in support of our Workforce Development Program.  Also present were City Councilmembers, Olivier Baines and Sal Quintero.


KFSN-30, KGPE-47, KMPH-26. 

December 19, 2011

PROMISE NEIGHBORHOOD

PLANNING GRANT $500,000

The U.S. Dept. of Education awarded Reading and Beyond a planning grant to be used in the Lowell/Jefferson/Webster neighborhood.


KSEE-24

December 22, 2011

ZUMBATHON® FITNESS EVENT

Ten local Zumba® instructors hosted a two-hour event at the Mosqueda Center to help raise money for Reading and Beyond's literacy program. 200 people attended.


KGPE-47

January 8, 2012

MOSQUEDA CENTER

BEAUTIFICATION DAY

On March 24, over 75 volunteers helped beautify the Mosqueda Center by picking up trash, sweeping sidewalks, raking flower beds, planting flowers, adding fresh soil, and re-painting signs and benches. Thanks to everyone involved, our home looks better than ever.

KGPE-47

March 24, 2012

FAMILY FOCUS: EARLY LEARNING

Reading And Beyond is highlighted in a family’s story of early childhood education success. This news segment, “Family Focus,” discusses the importance that early learning has on the development of a child's ongoing education.

KSEE-24

May 8, 2012

JUNIOR GIANTS AND SUMMER ACADEMY NEED VOLUNTEERS


Reading and Beyond is teaming up with the City of Fresno and the San Francisco Giants to provide "Junior Giants," a summer T-ball program for young children. Jenny Brietigam, Manager of our K-12 programming, talks about the program and its urgent need for Volunteer Coaches, as well as for our Summer Academy.

KGPE-47

May 25, 2012

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

PARENT CONFERENCE


As part of our Advocacy program, Reading and Beyond held its second annual conference for parents of students classified as English Language Learners at the Mosqueda Center.  Several parents made presentations during the discussions, emphasizing the important of parent engagement in a child's education.


KFTV-21

June 30, 2012

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS


Jenny Brietigam, our Manager of K-12 Programs and PR, visits the Comcast studio to talk about the variety of student and family programming of Reading and Beyond, our proven results, and our achieved goal of a one-stop-shop facility.


Comcast Newsmakers

August 30, 2012

ADVOCATES CALL FOR 1% OF LCFF

MONEY FOR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT


On May 13, Fresno Building Healthy Communities gathered in front of Fresno Unified's Board of Education to urge the Board of Trustees to invest in students and families by allocating 1% of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars to meaningful family engagement in schools that need it most.

LCFF

May 13, 2015


READING AND BEYOND

SERVICE-LEARNING TV


Reading and Beyond at Fresno State Serve talking about helping to make the link between community needs and what our students are doing to address those needs.

Fresno State Serves

June 2014


HELPING PARENTS

WORK WITH TEACHERS


News coverage of a parent meeting at the Mosqueda Community Center.  Reading and Beyond guides parents in supporting their children in school, teaching them how to communicate with their children's teachers.


KGPE-47

September 1, 2012

RaB PRESCHOOL

KIDS COUNT - PBS


Kids Count - Why 3rd Grade Reading Matters, was broadcast on ValleyPBS, discussing the importance of reading and how less than half of California’s third-graders are reading at their grade level.  Reading and Beyond Preschool was featured in this examination of our children’s needs in order to achieve success in school.


ValleyPBS

October 3, 2012

JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION AWARD

Ashley Swearingen, Mayor of the City of Fresno, presents the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award to our Executive Director, Luis Santana.

James Irvine Foundation

July 1, 2009

STOREY ELEMENTARY

MULTICULTURAL SHOW


The students of our after-school program at Storey Elementary, celebrate the traditions of different cultures and the achievements of their leaders.


Produced by

Reading and Beyond

June 7, 2013