Partner Highlight: Countdown to Kindergarten

“Reading is about freedom. Reading is one of the key aspects of social justice and equity in our society today. If you can read you can obtain knowledge, and if you can obtain knowledge you can become a critical thinker, which is powerful. Reading gives kids power,” said Josette Williams, the implementer for one of…

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Thanking Our Partners During Teacher Appreciation Week

Access to education is something that many take for granted. With public schools available, and required, for every child, many think that education in the United States is guaranteed. The reality is that education is one of the first places children experience inequality in their lives. From funding to resources, schools in many communities throughout…

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Partner Highlight: West Springfield Coordinated Family

“Reading can give kids the power to get lost in another world. It can also allow parents the ability to see their children using their imaginations and create quality time for them to spend with their child. Reading opens the door for success in a child’s future,” said Rebecca Burgos, the coordinator for West Springfield’s…

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Partner Highlight: Ulysses G. Shelton Head Start Program in Brockton, MA

“The power of reading is immeasurable. It opens a door of endless possibilities for kids and opportunities for kids,” said Diane Fernandes, a coordinator for one of Raising A Reader MA’s (RAR-MA) partners: the Ulysses G. Shelton Head Start Program in Brockton, MA. The Ulysses G. Shelton Head Start Program, a partner of RAR-MA since…

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Partner Highlight: The Shaw School

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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