About 150 employees with Florida Power and Light volunteered at Seminole Trails Elementary School. The volunteers spent the day beautifying the school by restoring the garden, cleaning up the facility, painting and landscaping.
Farther inside, he points to a concentration of metal power and data boxes for the 135-person meeting room that's sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. In the center of the open space, he points to where the main stacks for the adult book collection will be.
The two students were among nine winners of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s student essay contest.
The nine young writers, representing schools in Lee and Collier Counties, were recognized Friday morning at a kick-off breakfast for the foundation’s Florida Celebration of Reading event.
The group, Ansell said, received a $5,000 grant from the Florida Humanities Council, $1,000 from the Lake Worth Rotary Club and $1,000 from the Friends of Lake Worth Library to cover expenses. She added she'd love to duplicate the program around Lake Worth. To do that, Table Talk will need places ...
The Coral Gables Community Foundation also supports the awards. The teachers were awarded through the South Florida Writers Association, and Books & Books gave gift cards for the winning students and teachers. Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books received a commemorative appreciation plaque at ...
The group’s members will focus on advancing literacy but, as research and experience have shown, success will depend upon their ability to connect the community and its members to services that many residents of Manatee and our region take for granted: prenatal health for mothers and babies; day care for infants, and pre-kindergarten schooling for toddlers; safe neighborhoods; books for children and training in vocabulary-building; better elementary schools; adequate nutrition; affordable housing and more.
... from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement.
This story comes from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement. Read more stories at heraldtribune.com/gradelevelreading.
Veronica Brady, senior vice president for philanthropy at Gulf Coast Community Foundation, will receive the 2018 Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award presented by the Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders. The award will recognize Brady’s vital role in implementing and expanding Reading Recovery in Sarasota County Schools and promoting the successful literacy program beyond the region.
“Communities that have seen the most progress are really looking at networking and collaboration and the knowledge that no one agency and no one program will make the difference,” Duda said.
The groups involved include the School District of Manatee County, Suncoast United Way, The Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading, the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County, the Manatee Community Foundation, Manatee County Libraries, the YMCA of Manatee County, the Patterson Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Forty Carrots Family Center and the Manatee Community Action Agency.