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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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Dr. Dave writes:

The Excellent Ripple Effect RBBB Has on Families and Communities

When Sophie came up with the idea for Read Better Be Better, I was on board immediately. A fun after-school program that helps tiny humans master reading comprehension, become better learners, boost self-esteem, and develop leadership skills? Genius! But what I did not expect was the excellent ripple effect our program would have on our […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Teacher Appreciation Week: A Tribute to Arizona’s Teachers

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela (Tweet this) Teachers aren’t superheroes in the traditional form. They don’t wear capes, leap tall buildings in a single bound, or shoot webs from their hands. And yet, their powers are life-changing. They work tirelessly to help children […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

SUCCESS! RBBB Littles & Bigs Made Excellent Progress in Fall 2018-19

Nothing makes a robot happier than raw data — and can you blame us? Converting quantitative and qualitative data into valuable (and actionable!) insights is the definition of “fun” in our book. But since not everyone defines fun the same way, I’m the one tasked with compiling Read Better Be Better’s reports and I couldn’t […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Meet the Parents: Talking Literacy and Learning With Avondale Parents

Literacy changes lives — and I’m happy to say I’ve witnessed this firsthand. But organizations like Read Better Be Better cannot affect this change alone.  In order for change to be sustainable, it needs to come from the communities themselves. That’s why I was thrilled when Read Better Be Better was recently asked to participate in […]

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Wendy White writes:

3 Big Deals: The First Group of Littles Become Bigs

Four years ago, Whittier Elementary School students Bernardo, Christopher, and Raymundo were third graders participating as Reading Learners (or Littles) at Read Better Be Better’s first program site. They were paired with 7th grade Reading Leaders (or Bigs) who, twice a week, helped to improve their reading. “Back then I was scared of the Bigs because they […]

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Sophie Etchart writes:

Nonprofit Advocacy: A Responsibility to Speak Up

Education is a part of every nonprofit’s mission. But if we aren’t speaking up and taking a public stand on the social problems affecting our communities, how will anything ever change? And yet — the narrative surrounding nonprofit advocacy is one that has many of us walking on eggshells. We exist to solve specific issues — and […]

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