Shelley Wilson

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) is pleased to announce that Shelley Wilson has joined the RAR-MA Board of Directors. Shelley is the Marketing Director at PwC US where she leads the marketing team for the firm’s Assurance practice. She’s been with PwC U.S. for the past eight years, and previously spent over 20 years in…

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Tablets were distributed to families at the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester.

Family engagement is at the core of Raising A Reader Massachusetts’ (RAR-MA) model. Our mission is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children from birth to age six in high-need communities. RAR-MA reduces the literacy gap by helping families develop, practice, and maintain shared reading habits. In response to the current pandemic, RAR-MA has…

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Raising A Reader MA, TD Bank, and Frugal Bookstore

Approximately 250 children and their families will receive books to help close the literacy opportunity gap this holiday season BOSTON, Mass., December 16, 2020 – Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) in collaboration with TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, today announced they are distributing books to approximately 250 area children and their families in time for the holiday…

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New Raising A Reader MA Employees

At Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA), we work hard to support the partners, communities, and families who depend on the support and materials that we provide. That’s been our goal for the past 14 years. To do that, we’ve continued to make sure we have the right team in place with the energy, ideas and…

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New RAR-MA Board Members

This is an exciting period of growth and expansion for Raising A Reader MA’s (RAR-MA) Board of Directors as we welcome these engaged individuals as they begin their terms. Please meet: Mercedes Dahar Director of Customer Success, Athenahealth A longtime resident of Boston and an active member of the community, Mercedes attended Simmons University for…

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Christine Ward, Raising A Reader MA’s (RAR-MA) Executive Director, likes to say that we are a “small but mighty team.” It’s true! With a team of just twelve staff members, RAR-MA works with partner programs throughout Massachusetts to connect parents, caregivers, and children with the resources they need to eliminate the literacy opportunity gap in…

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The start of the school year has always been an exciting time of year for all of us at Raising A Reader Massachusetts (RAR-MA). It’s when our partners throughout the state are beginning to reopen. A time of anticipation for parents and children. A time when reading is the primary focus as we work to…

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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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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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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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