Friday, November 21, 2008

Literacy Advocate Receives $49,000 Grant

(LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.) Roxanne Petteway, president and founder of The Coalition to Improve Education (, recently received a $49,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation at a meeting of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District governing board.

“The Verizon Foundation puts a very high priority on education and is proud to be able to support quality programs such as this,” commented Doug McAllister, Verizon’s Director of Government and External Affairs.

“We have been providing reading instruction intervention and remediation programs to the students in Lake Elsinore since 2003,” Petteway said. “Our Leadership & Literacy Program has helped hundreds of students in the Lake Elsinore area and we look forward to expanding our reach with the Verizon Foundation Grant. We are honored to have the support of the Verizon Foundation and will use these funds to provide free services to those families who are underserved in the Lake Elsinore area.”

For more information or to sign up your children call (951)696-0853, or email:

About the Coalition to Improve Education:
Since 2003 the Coalition to Improve Education has helped students in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties raise their school grades and test scores simply by teaching them how to read. The organization believes all children can learn if provided with encouragement and taught with effective teaching materials and methods. If a child is struggling academically, the root cause is often the inability to decode words and comprehend. The Coalition to Improve Education delivers a variety of curriculums based on the needs of the individual student. All curriculum and methods used by the Coalition to Improve Education are scientifically researched based with measurable outcomes.