Wednesday, May 24th, 2016


Pamela Good, (248) 918-3543


DETROIT, MI – Beyond Basics is proud to name Freudenberg their 2016 “Partner of the Year” in appreciation for the various ways they have championed the Beyond Basic mission over the past school year.  Freudenberg contributed to Beyond Basics in many ways to help achieve literacy proficiency in the city of Detroit. Freudenberg is a school sponsor for Burton International Academy, located in Detroit. During the 2015-2016 school year, Burton International Academy students achieved grade level movement in 6 to 10 weeks through the Beyond Basics reading program.

Freudenberg was selected in recognition of their school sponsorship and other contributions of mentoring, volunteering, and donating items to support student activities and Beyond Basics organization. “We thank everyone at Freudenberg for their kindness and generosity. Their willingness to help has made a huge impact on all of us, especially the students we serve”, Pamela Good, Executive Director for Beyond Basics.

Accepting the award, Bob Evans, Freudenberg Regional Representative for North America, said, “We are honored to be recognized by Beyond Basics and thankful for the opportunity to participate in their programs at Burton International Academy. Beyond Basics is one of the first beneficiaries of our global e2 (education and environment) initiative which combines monetary donations with employee volunteerism for a true impact in a community. We are thrilled to see the progress the students are making and are looking forward to another school year of support to the Beyond Basics team”.

About Freudenberg

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society through forward-looking innovations, developing leading-edge technologies, products and services for more than 30 markets and for thousands of applications. Social responsibility is an integral part of Freudenberg’s corporate citizenship. Through its e2 (education and environment) community support program, Freudenberg delivers combined financial and volunteer support to non-profit organizations in communities in which it operates. Beyond Basics is one of the first beneficiaries of the program. This is the second year of a three-year commitment to help support Beyond Basics’ work at Burton International Academy.

About Beyond Basics

Beyond Basics is a 501(c)(3) student-centered, literacy focused nonprofit organization dedicated to one-on-one reading tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students in Metropolitan Detroit. Beyond Basics achieves grade level movement in 6 weeks. We believe that Literacy Is For Everyone and we establish LIFE centers powered by Beyond Basics in schools and after school locations to deliver our literacy programs.

For further information and sponsorship opportunities, please call (248) 918-3543.