The Thomas J. Long Foundation has affirmed its support of WriterCoach Connection again with a new grant of $25,000 to enable Community Alliance for Learning to maintain and grow WCC program planning, oversight, and management; volunteer recruitment and training; and program coordination where the rubber meets the road, at our school sites in Oakland, Berkeley, and Albany.
We are deeply grateful to the Long Foundation board of trustees and staff for their continuing commitment to spread the development of writing and critical thinking skills in East Bay classrooms via WritterCoach Connection. This commitment translates to a coach and student pair, sitting together to discuss the student's writing, well over a thousand times at schools in three districts during the 2009-10 school year.
Media Academy Principal Benjamin Schmookler says in Oakland, "WriterCoach Connection has become an indispensable part of our school wide writing program." The Thomas J. Long Foundation has helped to make that statement possible!