Posts by Bridget Malicki

From the Bookshelf

The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor, Illustrations by Peter Parnall Could you put a price on the pleasure of sitting with your child to share a meal, a story?  On waking up to a perfect sunrise, or enjoying a laugh with a dear friend? As the holidays once more approach, it is natural…

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Meet Tasha Espendez

From Tasha Espendez’s early years to adulthood, reading is the focal point in the page-turning journey that would lead her to land a staff role for Raising A Reader MA. Tasha’s first vivid memory was in bed reading with her mother. They would pick a page every night from a children’s illustrated bible and discuss the stories…

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The 2018 Impact Report

At Raising A Reader MA, we have an intensive survey practice so we can monitor and track the progress of families in our program. Based on feedback from staff at our partner programs and parents, we have compiled a report detailing our 2018 (school year) results. Check it out!

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The 4th Annual Leadership in Literacy Award Breakfast

On Friday, November 2, Raising A Reader MA hosted its 4th Annual Leadership in Literacy award breakfast. This year’s honoree  was Deloitte, which has provided RAR-MA with three board members, skills-based volunteering, meeting space, and a whole lot more over the course of a decade. The event had over 100 attendees and 16 sponsors, including Deloitte, Amundi…

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Rodman Ride for Kids: The Raising A Reader Riders

For the 2018 Rodman Ride for Kids, Raising A Reader MA is represented by an eager team of bibliophiles. The race is just a few weeks away and the team would love your support! All donations made to Raising A Reader MA for the Rodman Ride for Kids received a percentage match from the Rodman…

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RAR-MA Receives Major Funding from Boston Children’s

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) is thrilled to share that it has been awarded three years of funding from the Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health, one of RAR-MA’s largest grants to date. The initiative is separated into three target areas: Family Housing Stability and Economic Opportunity, Community Physical Activity, Recreation and Food, and Zero…

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New Board Leadership at Raising A Reader MA

New Leadership As of July 1, 2018, the start of RAR-MA fiscal year 2019, Raising A Reader MA has new board leadership and members as part of our natural succession planning. We are thrilled to announce that Gregg Dooling (Managing Director and CFO, Amundi Pioneer) is our new Board Chair, stepping into this role following…

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Meet the Staff: Tara Ruby

A love of reading is a prerequisite for working at Raising A Reader MA. Tara Ruby wakes up everyday with a goal of sharing this love of literacy with families throughout Boston. Tara Ruby is a literacy lover who saw her role at Raising A Reader MA as the perfect opportunity to interact with and…

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Meet the Staff: Summer 2018 Interns

For the third summer in a row, Raising A Reader MA has benefitted from the support of the DukeEngage program. Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates, DukeEngage allows Duke University students to travel around the world and immerse themselves for an extended time in various communities, working with nonprofits and organizations. Our interns’ program is focused on…

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