About Us

Raising a Reader Massachusetts was founded in 2006, initially serving families in Chelsea and encouraging robust literacy habits to support children from birth to age six. Since then, we gained a nonprofit status in 2009 and have expanded to communities across the state.

Our History

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Since 2006

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.

Of Values

Early childhood literacy is a major problem for a large segment of the population. Our job is to change that.

We embrace diversity at Raising a Reader Massachusetts, both within our organization and in the communities that we serve. Our goal is for each person, no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation to have equal opportunities to find success in education and life.


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