Events

The 4th Annual Leadership in Literacy Award Breakfast

On Friday, November 2, Raising A Reader MA hosted its 4th Annual Leadership in Literacy award breakfast. This year’s honoree  was Deloitte, which has provided RAR-MA with three board members, skills-based volunteering, meeting space, and a whole lot more over the course of a decade. The event had over 100 attendees and 16 sponsors, including Deloitte, Amundi…

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Free Fun Friday on the Charles River

On July 13th, RAR-MA sponsored the reading station at Free Fun Friday on the Charles River. The event, hosted by the Charles River Watershed Association, featured a variety of fun and educational activities, including boating, fishing, nature walks, and, of course, story times! Children and parents alike gathered throughout the course of the day at…

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Raise a Glass to Raising Readers Summer Kickoff Fundraiser

On June 14th, our Emerging Leaders Board hosted their annual summer fundraiser, Raise a Glass to Raising Readers. Young professionals came together to learn more about the RAR-MA mission and to raise funds to help carry out our programs. Thanks to their support we raised $2,000! Special thanks to Sarah Curry and Josh Schaer for…

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Sustaining Partner Network Meeting

On May 23rd, Raising A Reader MA sponsored the 2018 Sustaining Partner Network Meeting, which focused on establishing networks among participating Sustaining Partners, fostering the exchange of best practices and celebrating the completion of another successful academic year. The event was exclusive to Sustaining Partners, four panelists, RAR MA staff and one Parent Ambassador. During…

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Alexandra’s Speech

Last night, former Raising A Reader MA participant, Alexandra, age 9, spoke at Dinner with an Author to our 232 attendees about her experiences in our program and how that has shaped her and her family. Hi, my name is Alexandra and I live in Revere with my mom, my dad and my brother, Henry.…

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Dinner with an Author 2013: David McCullough Jr.'s Keynote Speech

David G. McCullough Jr., an English teacher at Wellesley High School, delivered the faculty remarks heard ‘round the world during the 2012 Wellesley High School commencement ceremonies. In his remarks, viewed nearly two million times on YouTube, he reminded the graduating class and their families that they are not special – because everyone is special.…

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Ride to make sure every child meets Curious George

  There are young children in Massachusetts who have never met Curious George, Max and his friends the Wild Things, or the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Can you imagine? Can you imagine starting kindergarten having never held a book in your hand. How would you know what it means to turn a page? When children start…

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Ride to make sure everyone gets a bedtime story!

  There are young children in Massachusetts who have never begged their mother for “just one more story please” before bedtime. Can you imagine? Can you imagine starting kindergarten having never held a book in your hand. How would you know what it means to turn a page? When children start kindergarten behind their peers…

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