Summer 2020 Interns

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges for businesses and organizations and this included internships.  Raising A Reader MA was so fortunate to attract such a motivated, talented and dedicated group of interns this summer and we wanted to share them proudly with you here! Internships offer great opportunities for college students to get valuable…

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Family reading

“The access to reading can put everyone on a level playing field. It opens a lot of doors for kids that might not have otherwise had those opportunities, and it makes them lifelong learners,” said Morgan Van Clief, a librarian at one of Raising A Reader MA’s (RAR-MA) partners since 2013: the Shaw School in…

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Change is something you can always depend on in life. As Benjamin Disraeli put it so plainly: “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Many of you have had the opportunity to know Bridget Malicki over the years as our Development and Communications Manager. She’s been a constant at our events and on our staff. Her…

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Guadalupe Panameno and Family

Searching for community led Guadalupe Panameño to books and Raising A Reader MA in 2007, and nearly 15 years later, the Greater Boston Program Manager remains tied to RAR-MA and its mission. “It was so important to encourage and teach my children the love of reading to change their future. I feel like being involved…

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Pancakes for Breakfast Video

What’s your schedule? Our team put together some tips and tricks from RAR-MA families! Are your and your kids missing the regular schedule of child care and school?   These days we’re all ‘juggling’ – kids at home, work (if we’re lucky), meals and bills. All while trying to keep our kids busy, and maybe even…

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Ace Atkins

Thanks to everyone at Raising A Reader MA for asking me to be part of such an amazing program. Keeping up with you guys makes me feel connected to the city of Boston and Massachusetts from afar. I’ve gotten to meet so many wonderful people that give their time to Raising A Reader MA and kids…

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Raising A Reader Logo Without Text

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events of recent months and weeks have had a cumulative effect that has impacted all individuals, families, and communities. Our hearts go out…

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Raising A Reader Logo Without Text

In light of recent events which are increasing stressors in our country, our state, and in our cities, one thing is clear: now more than ever we need to reinforce the need for reading. The divide in the literacy opportunity gap has become even more evident. Education is a large part of the solution to these…

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