Maximize the value of your gift to ESLC
The Twin Cities United Way recently cut all Literacy Tutoring funding, including a grant for East Side Learning Center amounting to one-third of our budget. Your gift today ensures we can continue to provide high-quality tutoring for our most vulnerable children.
We are happy to announce that through a matching grant from the Katherine B. Anderson Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation your impact on the future of our children will be doubled! Children like Ka Davenport’s sons, now in high school, who participated in ESLC tutoring in kindergarten and first grade. When they started tutoring, they were not able to read at grade level. Ka told us:
“The results from ESLC turned out to be unbelievable. Today, both of my sons are doing so well. Now they’re tutoring my eight year old daughter. She is able to read and spell. She is now confident enough to pick a book out and read it on her own. All thanks to ESLC’s hard work”Solid reading skills lay a foundation for future success! Please consider helping ESLC close the financial gap by becoming a monthly supporter. It's easy. Just select your amount and repeat it monthly!
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).