Roxanne Petteway, President of The Coalition to Improve Education (www.literacyandvirtues.org), will be presented with a $50,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting.
(LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.) Roxanne Petteway, President of The Coalition to Improve Education (www.literacyandvirtues.org), will be presented with a $50,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting. The presentation is scheduled shortly after the start of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at The Lake Elsinore Cultural Center, 183 N. Main St., Lake Elsinore, CA
“The Verizon Foundation is proud to partner with the Coalition to Improve Education. The size of the grant itself represents our view of this organization’s positive impact on the community and the extent to which it emulates the ideals the Foundation holds dear,” said Doug McAllister, Verizon’s Director of Government and External Affairs.
“Equipping students with the fundamental skills needed to read, comprehend and critically think in our Leadership & Literacy After-School Program has been our strongest achievement because it changes their lives” Petteway said. “The Verizon Foundation’s commitment to provide the tools necessary to improve and enhance our communities during this time of economic uncertainty is praiseworthy. We are honored that Verizon is our Inland Empire Partner and we will continue to use their generous contribution to serve the children in the Lake Elsinore Valley.”
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About the Coalition to Improve Education: Since 2003 the Coalition to Improve Education has helped students in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino increase their achievement scores by teaching them how to be better readers. Through an intensive remediation program, the organization provides instruction in English Language Arts, character development, economic literacy, math and history.