Cal State San Bernardino will celebrate 15 years of the Watson & Associates Literacy Center’s service to the community when it hosts the Family Literacy Celebration on Friday, Nov. 15.
The event will run from 4-7 p.m. in the CSUSB College of Education’s atrium and the Literacy Center, located in room CE-119, and is free to all ages. Parking at CSUSB is $6.
The family event will feature story reading, a book signing with local authors, pop-up book making, art activity, write around story and music activity, free books, along with parent workshops on literacy and other programs. James and Judy Watson, the center’s namesakes, will also be in attendance. 
Founded in 2004, the Watson & Associates Literacy Center is a component of CSUSB’s College of Education. Its mission is to assist students, grades kindergarten through 12, to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Funded by a generous grant from Watson & Associates, the center offers interactive tutoring within carefully designed programs.
The Watson & Associates Literacy Center is designed to provide tutoring services to students who have not yet achieved grade-level proficiency in literacy, or to any student who would benefit from individual support to advance their skills. Tutoring services are provided by America Reads tutors and volunteer tutors who are enrolled in courses in the CSUSB College of Education.
The Literacy Center provides one-to-one literacy tutoring in all four domains of literacy: listening, speaking, writing and reading to children, in grades kindergarten through 12, four afternoons each week, Monday – Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. The tutoring sessions are one day per week for each tutee, one hour per session, and are provided for eight weeks during the fall, winter and spring quarters of the university.
For the last week of tutoring, parents and families are invited to attend a Writing Celebration that highlights and celebrates their student’s writing projects completed during tutoring.
Visit the Family Literacy Celebration webpage for more information on the event, as well as the Watson & Associates Literacy Center’s website for information on its programs.