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Donor Spotlight: Tina and Paul McEnroe

Most of us do not remember the complexities involved with learning how to read. For many of us, it just happened as part of our childhood. But for those children who struggle with reading, developing this skill seems like an insurmountable challenge. Indeed, if a child is still trying to decode language after the third grade, they are not fully grasping the information being taught, and thus begin to fall behind in school. In Santa Barbara County alone, 65% of third graders cannot read at grade level. Award-winning educator Tina McEnroe, and her husband Paul, both realizing the tremendous need in the community, were thrilled to be able to open the Tina Hansen McEnroe and Paul V. McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic under the umbrella of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB, so that children could receive the reading skills they need to develop into productive, engaged, responsible adults. Read More...


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