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RAR-MA Presents Dr. Seuss Story Walk at Lynn Literacy Night

On Wednesday, April 4th, Coordinated Family & Community Engagement hosted an early literacy night at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. The event was held to show members of the community the support and resources that are accessible to them so they can better prepare their children for school. Raising A Reader MA’s parent liaison for Greater […Read More]

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. March 27, 2018–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 […Read More]

Massachusetts Business Roundtable Discusses New RAR-MA Initiative

March 1, 2018 – Each month the Massachusetts Business Roundtable (MBR), a public policy organization comprised of chief executive officers and senior executives, sends out an Executive Director’s Message, known as “Around the Table.” This month’s letter highlighted the Raising A Reader in the Workplace program.

Christine Ward Appointed Executive Director

October 10, 2017 – Raising A Reader MA, the premiere and proven solution in parent engagement and early literacy, today announced that Christine Ward, an early literacy advocate, has been appointed as its new Executive Director. Ms. Ward will lead the organization’s charge to improve the reading readiness of children from birth to age six. […Read More]

Raising a Reader MA and UniFirst Announce Partnership to Support Early Literacy

Raising A Reader Massachusetts (MA) and UniFirst Corporation have announced a new partnership to bring the signature Red Bag Book program to UniFirst employees, providing them with access to children’s books at no charge and the opportunity for parents to learn interactive dialogic reading techniques, regardless of their reading level. Please read the UniFirst news release for […Read More]

Rodman Rider of the Week: Michael Dakers

With the ride just a little over a week away, we’re excited to feature one of our virtual riders, Michael Dakers. Mike is a member of our Emerging Leaders group, and is working on his MBA at Boston College. He has this to share: “This is my first time participating in the Rodman ride and […Read More]

Rodman Rider of the Week: Ja’so Shotts

We’re just under a month out from the Rodman Ride and it’s time to feature another of our volunteer riders! Ja’so Shotts is a partner at Ironside Insurance Group and the treasurer of Raising A Reader MA’s Emerging Leaders Board. He’s participating in the Rodman Ride for the second time this year. Here’s why: “I […Read More]

Rodman Rider of the Week: Josh Schaer

Raising A Reader MA is a proud participant of the Rodman Ride for Kids. Our riders will ride 25, 50, or 100 miles on September 23rd and have been hard at work fundraising in our honor. Even better, the funds they raise will be matched by the Rodman Ride by 3%. Each week until the […Read More]

RAR MA’s Parent Liaison graduates from Commonwealth Seminar

Guadalupe Panameno, our Parent Liaison leading the Parent Ambassador program for Greater Boston, recently participated in a highly competitive six week program at the MA State House. Guadalupe learned important tactics and information about policy and advocacy, which she will bring to our Parent Ambassadors and our staff. Congratulations Guadalupe!