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Hear More from Rob Cocuzzo: LIVE! with an Author

“I know viscerally how important this program is.  I see how engaged my daughter has become with books and it’s as if when you show a book to a child, they have a molecular connection to it, and to rob them of that it’s such a tragedy. And so the work you are doing is so important…

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Finding Moments of Joy in a Difficult Time

What better way to pass the time with young ones then to share a good book? When we’re not allowed to travel, we can look to books as a source of adventure. Read what some of our families think! We are in the process to read five minutes of fairy tales…Reading helps us to navigate…

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RAR-MA Offerings During COVID-19

From the desk of Katee Duffy, Director of Programs A wish for all during these unprecedented times: may you be safe, may you be healthy, and may you delight in shared reading with your child.  The noun crisis derives from the Latinized form of the ancient Greek word krisis, meaning a separating or sifting.  It…

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Meet Our New Director of Programs

Katee Duffy - Director of Programs

KATEE DUFFY, NCC joined the Raising A Reader MA team in February 2020.  She has enjoyed  her entire career learning from children and families and supporting them in a variety of pediatric settings including childcare, home visiting, and child welfare. Katee is also a National Certified Counselor. Katee was drawn to RAR-MA because it presented…

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2 Authors and Longtime Supporters of RAR-MA

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) has grown over the years, and with it, the Dinner with an Author gala. Since the event’s inception, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Anita Diamant have been featured authors at the event. Both have a long list of books and an affinity for supporting families to experience the joy of reading.…

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Better Together Winter Soirée 2020

We are Better Together — Celebrating partnerships and success serving the families of Greater Boston. On February 25, 2020 Raising A Reader MA hosted the Better Together Winter Soiree. The event was held to celebrate its strategic partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital through the Collaboration for Community Health and bring together other leaders in the…

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3 Different Expertise, 1 Love of Reading

What do a commercial real estate entrepreneur, Catholicism expert and a pitmaster/restaurateur have in common? The understanding of the importance of reading and knowledge in propelling both their careers and personal lives. Bill Cummings, James Carroll and Andy Husbands are supporting Raising A Reader MA as featured authors at the Dinner with an Author gala…

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RAR-MA Welcomes Two New Program Coordinators

Meilin Chong and Isaí Jiminez join the Raising A Reader MA excited to help parents and caregivers create daily home reading routines with their young children. Meilin joined the Raising A Reader MA team in December 2019 as a Program Coordinator supporting the Merrimack Valley program, eager to collaborate with families in promoting an active reading…

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In Loving Memory of Evelyn Quintiliani

We are incredibly grateful for the donations we have received over the past two months made in memory of Evelyn Quintiliani of Newton, MA. Evelyn is a lifetime resident of Newton, MA and daughter of two Italian immigrants. She is survived by her daughters Cindy Hodgdon, Doreen Quintiliani and Linda Quintiliani, who requested that people…

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