February 27, 2003, Pasadena, CA -In an effort to encourage youth literacy, Flewelling & Moody employees are heading to classrooms for the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America. The architecture firm, specializing in educational design, is encouraging its employees to participate in the annual event as part of its 75th anniversary celebration. The firm sees the national event, taking place during the week of March 3, as an opportunity to participate on a personal level with area schools.

"Flewelling & Moody is always looking for opportunities to support our schools and communities," says Scott Gaudineer, President, Flewelling & Moody. "Our participation in Read Across America is just one way we are able to do that."

Several of the school districts Flewelling & Moody works with participate in the National Education Association's annual event, which takes place in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, to encourage youth literacy. Nearly half of the firm's employees have volunteered for the event. Locally, Flewelling & Moody staff members will participate at Willard Elementary School and San Rafael Elementary School in the Pasadena Unified School District. With an office in Lancaster, employees will also visit schools in the Lancaster School District, Newhall School District, Keppel Union School District and Westside Union School District. In addition to volunteering as readers, Flewelling & Moody will donate new books to each school.

The NEA's Read Across America was started in 1998 as a way to promote reading while celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday in March. Over the past five years Read Across America has become a national tradition and the largest one-day literacy celebration in the U.S.

Since 1928, Flewelling & Moody has been providing architectural services to Southern California's educational communities-both K-12, and higher education. The firm has worked with USC, Pasadena Unified School District, and Caltech. The firm is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year.