Bank of America

Donates $20,000

Our friends at Bank of America, as part of their Community Partnership campaign, presented Reading and Beyond with a check for $20,000. The donation will support the Fresno Promise Neighborhood initiative, specifically the “career development” portion of the cradle-through-college/career pipeline. Promotores will provide wrap-around support for job-seeking adults and their families participating in the Fresno Bridge Academy Program.

Thank you Bank of America for your support.


eNewsletter - Issue 22 - July/August 2013

Program Spotlight

Reading and Beyond Preschool

Now Enrolling

Reading and Beyond Preschool is now enrolling students for the new school year. Enroll your child today.

The goal of Reading and Beyond is to help children from our community excel academically and be prepared by the time they enter kindergarten. Our focus is to help the needs of the whole child by enhancing their social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative development...



Summer Academy

In August we wrapped-up our fourth annual Summer Academy, a free six-week program for low-income students which helps students “sustain the gain” they made during the school year.

This summer the program served 1st-3rd graders and featured ValleyPBS Ready to Learn educational television shows, fun science lessons, and incorporated our signature literacy program.



Junior Giants T-Ball

We were proud to host our third annual Junior Giants T-ball league at the Mosqueda Center this summer. This free six-week summer sports program is for children ages 5-7 and teaches teamwork, leadership, integrity, and self-confidence.

Special thanks to the volunteer coaches and to the parents for their support of our Junior Giants.



We Need a Fridge

We’re looking for a refrigerator to be used at our main office. If you would like to donate a new or used fridge, please contact:

Kao Saetern

  1. (559)600-6184


Arun Rumanathan

Thank you to Mr. Arun Rumanathan, Executive Director of the Educational Trust West, who traveled to Fresno to lead an informational session about the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) at Reading and Beyond, in August.


  Special Thanks

Junior Giants Volunteer Coaches

Thank you to our 2013 Junior Giants T-Ball Coaches for all of your hard work and dedication over the summer.


Phonics Committee

Thank you to our volunteer phonics committee, who helped implement an expanded phonics component to our literacy curriculum.