When should you starting reading to kids? “Starting at birth,” says Maria Mombeleur, Raising A Reader MA’s Brockton Regional Program Manager. This past weekend, Mombeleur was featured on WCVB’s “CityLine.” Watch Maria talk about how the program works, dialogic reading and the importance of reading to kids as early as possible.
Ten children (ages one to ten) read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” with their families. This video celebrates the ten year anniversary of Raising A Reader Massachusetts and was first shown at the Dinner with an Author event on June 1, 2016. Produced by Josh Kastorf through Northeastern University’s The Experiential Network (XN).
Raising A Reader MA was chosen to be a recipient of the #100Kfor100 grant from Cummings Foundation!
Exciting news to share! Executive Director, Randy Houk, was interviewed on WBZ-TV CBS Boston during a segment called “4 Your Community” this past Saturday. “4 Your Community” highlights a different non-profit each week during a live interview with a spokesperson from the organization.
Our friends at Reach Out and Read are hosting a conference on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, focusing on the building blocks of early literacy and the museums and libraries that enhance it. We’re excited that our Springfield Program Manager, Francia Wisnewski, will be presenting, and invite you to join us! THE JOURNEY TO LITERACY BEGINS AT […Read More]
Sara Pollock DeMedeiros takes on Role of VP of Programs and Evaluation and Christine Ward named VP of Operations and Finance BOSTON, February 22, 2016 – Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA), a nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood literacy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sara Pollock DeMedeiros to Vice President of Programs […Read More]
Samantha Hawkins moved to Boston in 2014 to pursue her PhD in sociocultural anthropology at Harvard. A year ago, she won the Miss Cambridge pageant, and now travels all over Massachusetts performing, speaking, and raising money for local charities. One of the nonprofits she is involved with is Housing Families, a partner organization of Raising […Read More]
On most days, you won’t see the employees of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. wearing jeans to work. However, through a community service project launched back in 2004, employees can donate $5 or more to a charity to wear jeans on Friday. “We’re extremely excited to be the beneficiary of this creative […Read More]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . to curl up with your child and read a holiday or winter book. Whether you tell the story of a Grinch, a lucky dog or what snowmen do at night, the greatest gift you can give to your child is to share a story. […Read More]
You showed your gratitude on Thanksgiving and got your steals and deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now you have the opportunity to pay it forward on #GivingTuesday. For as little as $10, you can help Raising A Reader MA provide books to families which in turn can foster a lifelong love of reading. […Read More]