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Raising A Reader MA is an independent affiliate of a national organization that was brought to Massachusetts in Spring 2006 by the GreenLight Fund, an organization that identifies high-performing, innovative nonprofits in cities around the country and then supports expansion of those programs where they meet a local need. The GreenLight Fund chose Raising A Reader for its demonstrated success and efficacy in dealing with a central issue in American education today – the academic readiness gap between low income and middle/upper income children. In 2009, Raising A Reader MA became an independent 501(c)(3).

Since our founding, Raising A Reader MA has circulated over 44,000 books to more than 38,000 children and families in Massachusetts. In the 2013-2014 program year alone, Raising A Reader MA served 11,000 children and families in over 700 implementing sites across the state, teaching high impact and easily accessible Dialogic Reading strategies to thousands of parents, many of whom have never had a practice of reading in their homes.

If you are interested in learning more about Raising A Reader Massachusetts, please contact us.

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