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Culver City Freedom School Finales

From Our Weekly:

Summer literacy programs keep kids on track

The Culver City Freedom School recently held a celebration to commemorate its last day of the summer literacy program, which teaches children the love of reading by using creative storytelling, social action, and high parental involvement.

The program also stresses the importance of civic engagement, and teaches children aspects of their history that, most do not receive as a part of their regular curriculum.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has been very involved with the freedom schools, and is in support of their diligent efforts to improve the lives of youth in the community.

“I have been thrilled to visit each of the Freedom School programs in the county this summer. I have watched kids become excited and inspired through reading and interactions with one another in a structure that was created by famed educator Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). People who believe inner city children are not capable of reading and comprehending material at or above their grade level need to see the success of the Freedom School program right here in our community,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.

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Grace United Freedom School Finale – August 7, 2010

Agape Freedom School Celebration – August 6, 2010

United Methodist Church Freedom School Visit – August 5, 2010

'Reading With Henry' Winkler At Helen Keller Park

Reading with Henry

Henry Winkler of “Happy Days” fame will be reading to children at Helen Keller Park tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

For information call 323-241-6702.

4th Annual Health, Safety & Literacy Fair In South L.A.

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Saturday, June 20th, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

5701 S. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Flyer: English / Espanol