To make interactive reading a joyful and rewarding routine for all families. We equip parents to be their child’s first teacher, empowered to be active participants in their child’s education, impacting success in school and beyond.
To close the literacy opportunity gap among children ages birth to age six in high-need communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits.
Raising A Reader Massachusetts was founded in 2006 by the GreenLight Fund, which identifies groundbreaking, innovative, and results-oriented nonprofits in cities around the country and replicates those programs in Massachusetts and other states.
A flagship affiliate of the national Raising A Reader organization, Raising A Reader Massachusetts became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2009. Raising A Reader Massachusetts launched its program in Chelsea and strategically expanded to serve Boston, Brockton, Everett, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere, and Springfield.
Board Of Directors
Alumni Advisory Board Members
* Alumni Advisory Board Founder and Co-chair
Emerging Leaders Board
Raising A Reader MA’s Emerging Leaders Board was conceived and established by the Board of Directors as an associate board of young professionals with its own management structure in order to raise awareness of and funds for Raising A Reader MA to young professionals.
The Emerging Leaders Board is a membership based group, whose participants regularly contribute to the progression of the organization's core mission and develop into potential future leaders, specifically as potential Raising A Reader MA board members.
EL members apply to participate in the group and have a fundraising goal for the year. Applications are reviewed and accepted by the Emerging Leaders Board.
The Bowdoin Group
Federal Reserve Boston
Jones Lange Lasalle Boston
Peabody & Arnold
Boston Children's Hospital
Marcus & Millichap
White & Case
Boston Consulting Group
Emerging Leaders Fundraising Events
Februay 13, 2020 - Sip & Spin
September 2020 - Rodman Ride