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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 totaling $442,000 from the Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The initiative is separated into three target areas: Family Housing Stability and Economic Opportunity, Community Physical Activity, Recreation and Food, and Zero to Five Child Health and…

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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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Meet the Staff: Francia Wisnewski

What makes RAR-MA so special? The people. Read about Francia’s journey to our team. Summarizing Francia Wisnewski in a brief blog post is a tall order. She greets everyday with a beaming smile, a relentless desire to improve the lives in her surrounding community, and a superhuman level of energy that could rival the total…

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Meet the Staff: Maria Mombeleur

Our staff is as diverse as the populations we serve. Check out why Maria is so passionate about her role at Raising A Reader MA. The profound impact and success that Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) has had over the years would not be possible without the drive and passion that Maria Mombeleur brings to…

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