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Katie Herrick writes:

For the Kids Who Were Left Behind, Amber Chavez shares #WhyRBBB

Written by Amber Chavez, Read Better Be Better Site Leader Let me start off by saying that I think Read Better Be Better is an amazing program and by the time you are done reading this, I think…no, I know you will feel the same way about it. That’s how confident I am.  And yeah, you’re probably […]

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Katie Herrick writes:

Read Better Be Better Awarded $33,000 for After-School Literacy Programming in Multiple School Districts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2020 PHOENIX, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501(c)(3), Read Better Be Better (RBBB), was awarded $33,000 by The Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation, The Kinder Morgan Foundation, The Literary Society of the Southwest, and The West Valley Mavericks Foundation for the nonprofit’s innovative work in after-school literacy programming for 3rd and […]

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Katie Herrick writes:

Read Better Be Better Awarded Several Grants to Prevent Reading Regression During COVID-19 Isolation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020   PHOENIX, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501c3, Read Better Be Better (RBBB) was awarded grants from The Alison Lewis & Craig Krumwiede Family Foundation and The Burton Family Foundation through the Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund (ACF), as well as grants from the Microsoft DCCD COVID-19 Response Funds Phoenix […]

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Wendy White writes:

Let’s stop distancing ourselves from root causes of systemic failure

Written by Wendy White, originally published on Arizona Capitol Times, May 8 2020 At the center of Read Better Be Better’s (RBBB) after-school literacy program at Title 1 schools is the relationship between the 3rd graders who struggle with reading and their 6th-8th grade mentors who are at-risk either academically or behaviorally. Paired together for 10 weeks […]

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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Dawn Wallace Joins Read Better Be Better Governing Board

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix-based nonprofit after-school program Read Better Be Better (RBBB) adds Dawn Wallace to its Governing Board. RBBB inspires and equips middle school youth to help third-grade students struggling with reading comprehension. Most recently, Ms. Wallace worked for Governor Ducey as the Senior Advisor for Education and Strategic Initiatives and as a Special Assistant […]

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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Ford Motor Company Awards Phoenix-Based Nonprofit, Read Better Be Better, for Service-Learning Literacy Program

Phoenix, AZ. – A Phoenix-based 501(c)(3), Read Better Be Better (RBBB), was awarded $7,500 by the Ford Motor Company for the nonprofit’s innovative work in after-school literacy involving youth leaders and third-grade students. The first-time grant will be used to serve students at Desert Thunder Elementary in Avondale Elementary School District. Arizona has a literacy […]

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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Literacy Nonprofit Continues Expansion of After-School Programs for At-Risk Students

Phoenix, AZ – Read Better Be Better (RBBB), a Phoenix nonprofit that helps children improve literacy skills and become better learners, continues to expand in the 2019-2020 school year. The program’s Fall 2019 semester will now serve students in forty-one schools and community centers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area, an increase from twenty-six sites […]

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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Phoenix-Based Nonprofit Receives $50,000 Grant to Support Third Grade Reading Comprehension

Phoenix, AZ – Read Better Be Better (RBBB), a Phoenix-based nonprofit after-school reading comprehension program, received a $50,000 grant from the BHHS Legacy Foundation. Grant monies received will go directly to supporting three sites within the Alhambra Elementary School District and technologies to run the program sites efficiently. According to the Arizona Department of Education’s […]

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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Thunderbirds Charities Grants $13,000 for Phoenix-Based Nonprofit After-School Literacy Program

Phoenix, AZ  – Read Better Be Better (RBBB), a nonprofit after-school literacy program serving Phoenix-area students, was awarded a $13,000 grant by Thunderbirds Charities to fund Augustus H. Shaw Jr. Montessori School and Whittier Elementary School in the Phoenix Elementary School District. Established in 2014, Read Better Be Better was created to address the literacy […]

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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Arizona 2019 State Budget Increases Education Funding in Some Areas & Not Others

  The Arizona State Legislature and Governor Doug Ducey ended the 2019 Legislative Session with the finalization of the 2019-2020 state budget. After a large public turnout in favor of increased public education funding during 2018 and continuing into 2019, the Arizona Legislature allocated additional funding to some areas of public education while leaving other […]

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