Raising A Reader Massachusetts (RAR-MA) is pleased to announce it has received a $2,500 grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) through its 2020 Discretionary Grants Program. These funds will support RAR-MA Lowell’s continuing efforts to increase accessibility to high-quality books and dialogic reading instruction for children and their families. Parents and caregivers in Lowell, like in…

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Parker Looks Up

History is a great teacher. As Santayana so eloquently said: “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” Along with learning from the darker moments of the past to ensure that they’re never relived, there are many great opportunities to teach children to set their goals and ambitions as high as they…

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Shelley Wilson

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) is pleased to announce that Shelley Wilson has joined the RAR-MA Board of Directors. Shelley is the Marketing Director at PwC US where she leads the marketing team for the firm’s Assurance practice. She’s been with PwC U.S. for the past eight years, and previously spent over 20 years in…

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Tablets were distributed to families at the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester.

Family engagement is at the core of Raising A Reader Massachusetts’ (RAR-MA) model. Our mission is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children from birth to age six in high-need communities. RAR-MA reduces the literacy gap by helping families develop, practice, and maintain shared reading habits. In response to the current pandemic, RAR-MA has…

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Raising A Reader MA, TD Bank, and Frugal Bookstore

Approximately 250 children and their families will receive books to help close the literacy opportunity gap this holiday season BOSTON, Mass., December 16, 2020 – Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) in collaboration with TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, today announced they are distributing books to approximately 250 area children and their families in time for the holiday…

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“The power of reading is immeasurable. It opens a door of endless possibilities for kids and opportunities for kids,” said Diane Fernandes, a coordinator for one of Raising A Reader MA’s (RAR-MA) partners: the Ulysses G. Shelton Head Start Program in Brockton, MA. The Ulysses G. Shelton Head Start Program, a partner of RAR-MA since…

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New Raising A Reader MA Employees

At Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA), we work hard to support the partners, communities, and families who depend on the support and materials that we provide. That’s been our goal for the past 14 years. To do that, we’ve continued to make sure we have the right team in place with the energy, ideas and…

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Fall

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, especially in New England where the seasonal changes blankets the landscape in rich, warm tones as the leaves change. From jumping in piles of fallen leaves to sipping delicious apple cider, this is the season that always brings a smile to my face. I wanted to provide a…

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New RAR-MA Board Members

This is an exciting period of growth and expansion for Raising A Reader MA’s (RAR-MA) Board of Directors as we welcome these engaged individuals as they begin their terms. Please meet: Mercedes Dahar Director of Customer Success, Athenahealth A longtime resident of Boston and an active member of the community, Mercedes attended Simmons University for…

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