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Read-and-Write-a-thon: May 19, 2012

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Read-and-Write-a-thon: May 19, 2012

With a small core staff, hundreds of skilled community volunteers, and the avid support of school administrators and educators, since 2001 WriterCoach Connection has brought one-on-one writing support to thousands of middle- and high-school students at all skill levels.

Working with WriterCoach Connection -- a program of the Community Alliance for Learning -- volunteers give students the confidence they need to think critically and write clearly.

This year more than 500 coaches are working with some 2,000 students in Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito, and Albany, and plans are underway to expand the program into Richmond next year.

To ensure our continued success, and to celebrate the words we love, WriterCoach Connection held our 4th annual

Saturday, May 19, 2012
8:00am - 6:00pm
Martin Luther King Middle School, Berkeley

Non-stop poetry, prose, drama, and fiction shared the stage for 10 consecutive hours as an ever-changing cast of writing coaches and students read and listened to the stories and ideas that give life and light to our community.

By sponsoring our Read-and-Write-a-thon, you’ll help WriterCoach Connection continue to survive and thrive in these unpredictable economic times. A $10 or $20 donation (just $1 or $2 per hour), can work wonders (and a larger donation can work even more wonders).

Donating here is simple and secure. Just click the   Donate   button at the top or bottom of this page. We are deeply grateful for your help. Please forward this to friends and relatives who might also be interested in our work.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to "CAFL" and mail it to:

Community Alliance for Learning
PO Box 6098
Albany, CA 94706

Please write "RWAT" on the check memo line.

All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a written receipt.
Tax I.D. #91-2144555.

For more information about WriterCoach Connection, visit


Comment Donation
Scott Spear
Anonymous I worked with the connection a few years ago and still believe in the cause.
Barbara G. and Alan Goldberg
Joyce E. Massucco in honor of Kent Wright
In honor of Ruby Bernstein!
Jean Knox
Nancy Olmsted
Jennifer Lowood-Livingston and Peter Livingston in honor of Katie Koelle
Maureen Dixon For
Laura McClain in honor of Cynthia Barnes-Slater
Steve and Janis Barbour
Aaron O. and W. Jean Barnes in honor of Cynthia Barnes-Slater
Katie Koelle
Ione Bell via Community Health Charities
Irene Hutton in honor of Renee Watkins
Laura Wiley
Charlotte Martinez
Betsy Shea Davis Thank you Christine McGuinness! Love, Betsy & co.
Olivia Flint
Lydia Briedes
Kathy Pimpan In honor of Lydia Briedes
Ellen Levin
Cheryl Casebeer
Frank Russo in honor of Priscilla Carson
Christine Ryan in honor of Priscilla Carson
Anne Sussman in honor of Kathy Kahn
Mina Gobler
Priscilla Carson
Barbara Gibson in honor of Priscilla Carson
Chere Kelley in honor of Priscilla Carson
Jeanee Hoffman
Christine McGuinness
Priscilla Myrick
Maureen Dixon
Mark Pasley
Annie Stine
Eliana Greenberg
Bryan Fryklund Learn 'em good, Christine!
Alima Silverman Great to see how much you help the students!
Brydie Bethell Alec Scott is a dreamboat word wizard.
The Eppersons Good Work!
Ellen Kay Trimberger in honor of Sherry Keith
Nancy Benson in honor of Karen Larson
Barbara Abeln in honor of Lynn Mueller
David A. and Susan J. Oertel in honor of Nancy Dasho
Christina Redse and Raul Delgado
Kenneth R. Fischer in honor of Denis Clifford
Dacy Stine Way to go Annie!

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