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RAR-MA Receives Major Funding from Boston Children’s

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) is thrilled to share that it has been awarded three years of funding from the Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health, one of RAR-MA’s largest grants to date. The initiative is separated into three target areas: Family Housing Stability and Economic Opportunity, Community Physical Activity, Recreation and Food, and Zero…

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New Board Leadership at Raising A Reader MA

New Leadership As of July 1, 2018, the start of RAR-MA fiscal year 2019, Raising A Reader MA has new board leadership and members as part of our natural succession planning. We are thrilled to announce that Gregg Dooling (Managing Director and CFO, Amundi Pioneer) is our new Board Chair, stepping into this role following…

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RAR-MA Presents Dr. Seuss Story Walk at Lynn Literacy Night

On Wednesday, April 4th, Coordinated Family & Community Engagement hosted an early literacy night at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. The event was held to show members of the community the support and resources that are accessible to them so they can better prepare their children for school. Raising A Reader MA’s parent liaison for Greater…

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Raising a Reader MA and UniFirst Announce Partnership to Support Early Literacy

Raising A Reader Massachusetts (MA) and UniFirst Corporation have announced a new partnership to bring the signature Red Bag Book program to UniFirst employees, providing them with access to children’s books at no charge and the opportunity for parents to learn interactive dialogic reading techniques, regardless of their reading level. Please read the UniFirst news release for…

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Raising A Reader MA Welcomes New Executive Director

Seasoned entrepreneur, award-winning author and children’s literacy advocate assumes leadership position BOSTON, April 21, 2015 – The Trustees of Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Randy Houk as Executive Director, effective April 20, 2015. She succeeds the organization’s founding ED, Donna DiFillippo. Ms. Houk is an accomplished executive,…

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda K. Zecher honored at Raising A Reader MA’s inaugural Leadership in Literacy Award Breakfast

October 28, 2014, Boston, MA – Raising A Reader Massachusetts honored Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO of global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) with the Leadership in Literacy Award, at a breakfast event on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.  The inaugural award recognizes business leaders who inspire through…

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Meeting Senator Sal DiDomenico

Greater Boston Senior Regional Program Manager, Cate Johnston, and Tri-City Regional Program Manager, Suzanne Igarteburu, met with Senator Sal DiDomenico last month to introduce him to Raising A Reader MA and our mission. They were pleasantly surprised to find that the Senator was once a RAR MA parent himself. Senator Sal DiDomenico will be speaking…

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