Junior League of Santa Barbara Collaborates with UCSB Clinic

Members of the Junior League of Santa Barbara volunteered their time to supporting the McEnroe Clinic by binding literacy books and preparing the clinic’s resources by stamping and labeling all of the children’s books. In addition, JLSB members created a lobby area that is now a child-friendly space with literacy-themed inspirational signage and colorful bulletin boards.

Prior to the hands-on day volunteering in The McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic, Junior League of Santa Barbara members also prepared literacy books for distribution and advertised the event with local schools.

About The McEnroe Clinic at UCSB:

Located in the new Gevirtz Graduate School of Education building at UC Santa Barbara, the McEnroe Reading Clinic will serve as a demonstration site for other universities of how intensive tutoring using research-based and technology-enhanced assessment and intervention can improve reading and language skills. The McEnroe Reading Clinic serves first through sixth grade school students who are experiencing reading and language difficulties. It offers the only university and researched-based literacy and reading assessments and interventions on California’s Central Coast. The McEnroe Reading Clinic brings a special focus to children diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities or who are at risk for learning disabilities. It offers a positive tutorial environment and continuity of learning experiences that nurture students to become life-long readers while helping develop their skills to meet increased reading demands in secondary schools. The McEnroe Reading Clinic also provides training and supervision for pre- and in-service educators in the use of evidence-based practices to teach reading to students.

About The Junior League of Santa Barbara:

The Junior League of Santa Barbara is an international non-profit organization of 155,000 women that provides services through trained volunteers at a local level, and strives to make lasting positive change in their communities. The Junior League of Santa Barbara undertakes projects that are relevant to the children and women in need within our community. Chartered in 1924, JLSB has a local history rich with projects that have changed the lives of many of our community members, from the Sexual Assault Response Team Cottage (SART Cottage) located at Cottage Hospital, bone marrow and blood drives, Eastside Library renovation, to the current collaboration with the Downtown Public Library to renovate the children’s wing. The Junior League of Santa Barbara is a member organization of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. To learn more about the JLSB, call 805-963-2704 or visit here.

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