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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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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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