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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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Help Your Child with the Summer Slide

What Is The Summer Slide? The term “summer slide” by itself might seem like a positive phrase, perhaps warm and joyful even. It may conjure up images in your mind of children sprinting around a playground, screaming gleefully as they glide down vibrant, colorful slides, their smiles further brightening the golden summer day. However, the…

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Morgan Stanley Gives Back in June

For Morgan Stanley, June represents a time for giving back to their communities. This year, Raising A Reader MA was lucky enough to have the support of twelve staff members during their annual Global Volunteer Month. In honor of this month of volunteerism, Morgan Stanley employees have already donated over two million hours since 2006…

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Beyond the Red Book Bag

This summer, Raising A Reader MA went beyond the Red Book Bag and into local libraries. These library events in Roslindale, Fields Corner, Uphams, and Egleston public libraries proved to be great ways to engage local communities. Attendees participated in a variety of arts and crafts and joined in story time featuring the children’s book…

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Making an Impact with Deloitte

On June 7th, Raising A Reader MA was honored to have the support of 14 staff members from Deloitte Boston as part of the company’s 20th Annual Impact Day. Each year, Deloitte employees in offices across the country spend a day supporting their local communities through a day of volunteerism. This was the second year…

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