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02.25.2010 Corey Jackson Comments Off on Meet San Bernardino County Board of Education Candidate Corey Jackson

Meet San Bernardino County Board of Education Candidate Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson, candidate for San Bernardino County Board of Education Area D, is an advocate for students’ success. Learn about how he will help them as a member of the County Board of Trustees by attending his campaign kickoff, Thursday, March 11 at the Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Corey Jackson, candidate for San Bernardino County Board of Education, Area D, will launch his campaign with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at the Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center.

“I will use this seat to help protect and restore funding to our schools that our children and teachers need to reach their highest potential,” Jackson said. “I want to make sure that San Bernardino County becomes a leader in innovation and excellence by providing the necessary resources for our children to graduate from high school ready for college, or employment above a minimum wage.”

Area D represents Rialto and San Bernardino City unified school districts, as part of a five-member governing board. This entity approves the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ annual budget and any real estate transactions it conducts. It is also an appeals board for any suspensions or expulsions rendered by local school districts.

Jackson, who graduated from Rialto High School and California State University, San Bernardino is a former member of the Rialto Unified School District Board of Trustees, and the California State University Board of Trustees.

He has served as state president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth & College Division, chair of the Rialto Beautification and Redevelopment Commission and member of the Rialto Parks and Recreation Commission.

The event hosts are State Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod; Rikke Van Johnson, mayor pro tem of San Bernardino; Deborah Robertson, Rialto City Council member; Joanne Gilbert, Rialto Unified School District board member; Hardy and Cheryl Brown, co-publishers of the Black Voice News; Carl Dameron of Dameron Communications; Kim Carter, president of Time For Change Foundation; Lizette Navarette; vice chair of a human relations commission; Raymond Delgado, Rialto science teacher; Christine Marquez, San Bernardino teacher: Lloyd Sheppard, Rialto math teacher, Roy Rogers, San Bernardino English teacher and Ernest Rhone IV, Rialto master (mentor) teacher.

To RSVP call Shannan Gonzales at (909) 888-0017.

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11.05.2009 Corey Jackson Comments Off on LITERACY PROGRAM TO RECEIVE $50,000 VERIZON FOUNDATION GRANT AT LAKE ELSINORE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

LITERACY PROGRAM TO RECEIVE $50,000 VERIZON FOUNDATION GRANT AT LAKE ELSINORE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Roxanne Petteway, President of The Coalition to Improve Education (www.literacyandvirtues.org), will be presented with a $50,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting.
(LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.) Roxanne Petteway, President of The Coalition to Improve Education (www.literacyandvirtues.org), will be presented with a $50,000 grant from The Verizon Foundation on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting. The presentation is scheduled shortly after the start of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at The Lake Elsinore Cultural Center, 183 N. Main St., Lake Elsinore, CA
“The Verizon Foundation is proud to partner with the Coalition to Improve Education.  The size of the grant itself represents our view of this organization’s positive impact on the community and the extent to which it emulates the ideals the Foundation holds dear,” said Doug McAllister, Verizon’s Director of Government and External Affairs.
“Equipping students with the fundamental skills needed to read, comprehend and critically think in our Leadership & Literacy After-School Program has been our strongest achievement because it changes their lives” Petteway said.  “The Verizon Foundation’s commitment to provide the tools necessary to improve and enhance our communities during this time of economic uncertainty is praiseworthy.  We are honored that Verizon is our Inland Empire Partner and we will continue to use their generous contribution to serve the children in the Lake Elsinore Valley.”
For more information or student registration call (951) 696-0853 or email: literacyandvirtues@verizon.net.
About the Coalition to Improve Education: Since 2003 the Coalition to Improve Education has helped students in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino increase their achievement scores by teaching them how to be better readers.  Through an intensive remediation program, the organization provides instruction in English Language Arts, character development, economic literacy, math and history.
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11.21.2008 Corey Jackson Comments Off on Literacy Advocate Receives $49,000 Grant

Literacy Advocate Receives $49,000 Grant

(LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.) Roxanne Petteway, president and founder of The Coalition to Improve Education (www.literacyandvirtues.org), 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: literacyandvirtues@verizon.net.

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.
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