Help (K-2) children learn to read by giving to ESLC today! Double the value of your gift by qualifying for our 2017 matching grant!

East Side Learning Center received a new challenge grant for 2016, The Katherine B. Andersen Fund! Donations that meet any of the following criteria will be matched up to $20,000:

  • Dollar for dollar for contributions from new donors
  • Dollar for dollar for contributions from lapsed donors who have not given for a year or more in support of ESLC
  • Dollar for dollar for the increased portion of contributions from those who donated during the 2015 calendar year

Solid reading skills lay a foundation for future success. Research shows the importance of reading by 3rd grade. The National Research Council states that "a person who is not at least a modestly skilled reader by that time is unlikely to graduate from high school” (Snow, Burns & Griffin, 1998).

Read testimony from one of our excellent 2016 Summer School tutors: 

"One of my students who speaks only Hmong at home made real progress sounding out, putting sounds together, and reading sight words. She was not confident when we started. The more I praised her efforts and success the better she did. We were delighted with how many more sight words she could read on the last day compared to the first day! I loved being able to help her learn and feel successful!"

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