Cousins Subs® Awards $1,000 To Literacy Green Bay

Make It Better Foundation Grant will Help Support Read & Lead Tutoring Program

October 22, 2014 // // MILWAUKEE – The Cousins Subs® Make It Better Foundation has awarded Literacy Green Bay a $1,000 grant to support its Read & Lead Tutoring Program, which connects trained teen volunteers with elementary-aged participants who provide close one-on-one positive relationships with disadvantaged children, assisting them with their school work while also supporting their literacy development outside of the classroom.

Foundation funds will be used to replenish program workbooks, art and crafts materials, and training materials that are routinely consumed by the children and tutors, as well as replace books, games and puzzles that are damaged or have missing pieces for the 2014-2015 school year.

The grant is funded through Cousins Subs’ Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established in 2013. The Make It Better Foundation aims to improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities Cousins Subs serves and addresses three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger and youth education.

"We are so thankful for the funds to support our Read & Lead Child Tutoring program," said Kathy Cornell, executive director of Literacy Green Bay. "The program provides homework assistance and remedial tutoring to approximately 50 children, allowing high school volunteers to mentor and tutor at risk and English Language Learning children who might otherwise fall behind in school since their parents have limited skills themselves."

More information on Literacy Green Bay can be obtained at Nonprofit and community organizations interested in more information on how to apply for a grant are encouraged to visit

About Cousins Subs

Cousins Subs® and its franchisees operate more than 120 sub sandwich shops in four states, with bold expansion plans. The first Cousins Subs was established in Milwaukee in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin. Their dream was to bring East Coast-style sub sandwiches to Milwaukee – with their own deli fresh touch. They started with their bread, developing a secret recipe with the perfect taste and crunch. That bread is the cornerstone of the Cousins Subs slogan, "Better Bread. Better Subs." The original recipe is still closely followed at every Cousins Subs restaurant, where each sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables – and the bread is baked fresh each day. Forty-two years later and still family owned, Cousins Subs employees and franchisees are driven by their mission to "Make it a Better Day" in all they do. In 2013, the brand proudly announced the establishment of the Make it Better Foundation, dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Literacy Green Bay

Literacy Green Bay aims to build a community literate in the English language by helping adults and families acquire the reading, writing, math, English language, computer and workforce skills they need to function effectively as workers and community members. It began in 1981 in response to a need for tutors to work with newly arrived Southeast Asian refugees. The all-volunteer program was later expanded to include undereducated English speaking adults, as well as students of all ethnicities, and paid staff was hired to provide the level of resources necessary to support the organization’s goals.

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