The Gift of Reading- 2017

Give the gift of reading this holiday season


Maximize the value of your gift

The Twin Cities United Way recently cut all Literacy Tutoring funding, including a $200,000 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”

We are deeply grateful for your contribution. Click the button above to donate or mail your gift to ESLC at 740 York Ave, St. Paul MN 55106.

Introducing "The Teeter Totter"

"The Teeter Totter" by Dean Andrew, is a cartoon series about the balanacing act between children and their tutors at East Side Learning Center. Check out our lastest "Teeter Totters" below and be sure to watch our Facebook page for more!

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Teeter Totter #1- "I can't read"

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Welcome to the inaugural cartoon for the East Side Learning Center. With this cartoon we celebrate all who support the ESLC and why we were started by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. As tutors, donors, staff, and our partnering schools, we all share the ESLC mission and passion for helping children read. A huge thanks of gratitude to all of you on the behalf of the children and parents of the east side!

Read our ongoing blogs about the gift of reading and to see new "Teeter Totter" cartoons. 

Blog #1- Give the Gift of Reading