Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation Donates $1M to Beyond Basics, and More

Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation Donates $1M to Beyond Basics, and More

Detroit-based Beyond Basics has received a $1 million gift from the Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation that is expected to “make a tremendous impact on literacy for Detroit area students in K-12 schools.”

With this gift, the Webber Foundation’s total investment in Beyond Basics is $6 million to support its literacy efforts since 2006.

The funds allow the Beyond Basics tutoring program to continue to grow during ongoing pandemic school disruptions. Despite challenges, students are making grade-level movement in reading on average in six weeks.

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