Posts by Bridget Malicki

RAR-MA Welcomes Two New Board Members

Effective as of November 1, 2019, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) welcomes Aria Glasgow and Dr. Ola Friday to its board of directors. Both Aria and Ola offer a diverse skillset and perspective from the rest of the board–Aria in human resources and Ola in education policy–and have a demonstrated commitment to serving their community.…

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RAR-MA is Named an Opportunity Portfolio Partner of Boston Public Schools

In an effort to increase equitable access to high quality learning opportunities for its students and families, Boston Public Schools (BPS) launched the Opportunity Portfolio. Through a detailed vetting process, BPS selects outstanding organizations that provide additional learning opportunities, called Portfolio Partners. For this school year, BPS focused on its STEM/Literacy Opportunity Portfolio and selected…

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13 Ways to Get Involved at RAR-MA

Helping You Help Us Help Families in Massachusetts There are many incredible people that contribute to our success in a variety of ways. Did you know all of the ways you could support Raising A Reader MA? You can now give through your Donor-Advised Fund online. How? Visit our donation page and scroll down. Then…

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Program Manager Francia Wisnewski Receives Latinx Excellence on the Hill Award

On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 Raising A Reader MA’s Senior Program Manager Francia Wisnewski was honored at the Latinx Excellence on the Hill ceremony. The second annual award presentation was established by The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus as a celebration of Latinx culture, excellence and achievement in the Commonwealth. The energy, support and…

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New Partners Added as a Result of Boston Children’s Hospital Collaboration for Community Health

Last year, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) was selected as a recipient for Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. As a result of a $400,000 multi-year grant, RAR-MA has hired a new evaluations and operations manager, improved inter-departmental integration and evaluation systems and added 9 new program partners and expanded with 1 partner, allowing RAR-MA…

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The 2019 Rodman Ride for Kids

Thank you to the riders, donors, staff and volunteers that helped make this year such a success! On Saturday, September 21, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids. With a team of 15 riders, RAR-MA raised over $16,000 to support its mission to end the cycle of low literacy. It…

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RAR-MA Adds a Community Ambassador Seat to Board

In order to best represent and deepen the impact in the communities we serve, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) is adding two community ambassador seats to its board of directors. The ideal candidates are parents or caregivers who have gone through our program, work for one of our program partners, or are highly involved leaders…

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Dinner with an Author 2019

On May 8, 2019 33 authors, 37 sponsors and 300 attendees gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 13th annual gala to raise money for Raising A Reader MA. Over $240,000 was raised to support Raising A Reader MA’s efforts to end the cycle of low literacy in high need communities across the state of…

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Bringing the Program Partners Together

Stronger partners, stronger community for a stronger future for Massachusetts children. On March 27th, Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) hosted its second annual Program Partner Networking Event. The Raising A Reader MA team welcomed the staff at our program partners to join us for a day of knowledge sharing and networking. Raising A Reader MA…

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