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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“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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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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“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis A reflection. We are energized by the spirit of our team, board, authors and partners who have come together in a crisis.  We are finding ways to support our constituents, who live in some of…

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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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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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Isaí Jimenez and Meilin Chong

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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We are thrilled to welcome Susan Houston to the Raising A Reader MA Board of Directors! Susan Houston’s experience covers the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Susan was Executive Director of MassEcon, a private, non-profit economic development entity charged with promoting Massachusetts as the best place to start, locate, and grow a business.…

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