Mission & Values

Our Mission

To close the literacy opportunity gap among children from birth to age six in under-resourced communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts - Our Vision


To make interactive reading a joyful and rewarding routine for all families. We equip parents to be their child’s first teacher, empowered to be active participants in their child’s education, impacting success in school and beyond.

Of Values

Early childhood literacy is a major problem for a large segment of the population. Our job is to change that.

We embrace diversity at Raising a Reader Massachusetts, both within our organization and in the communities that we serve. Our goal is for each person, no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, or sexual orientation to have equal opportunities to find success in education and life.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts - Statement Of Values

Our Core
Organizational Values


We approach our work with humility, respect, and recognition of the challenges facing our overall community and take entrepreneurial risks in collaboration with the families and partners.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts - Our Core Organizational Values - Compassion
Raising A Reader Massachusetts - Our Core Organizational Values - High Integrity

High Integrity

We act with open, honest, transparent, and respectful communication and challenge conventional wisdom with transparency to serve our constituents and maximize the support of our donors.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We embrace diversity across the board to solve the complex problems of a changing — and increasingly diverse — world.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts - Our Core Organizational Values - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Raising A Reader Massachusetts - Our Core Organizational Values - Teamwork


We learn from every experience and empower our team to identify and implement new best practices to achieve the greatest collective impact.

Work-Life Balance

We believe in a healthy work-life balance, including social-emotional balance, so we can better serve our constituents.

Raising A Reader Massachusetts - 31st Annual Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Raising A Reader Massachusetts Opening Doors By Opening Books

Raising a Reader MA Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diverse by nature,
inclusive by choice.

Diversity is at the core of our Mission, Vision, and Values. We are an inclusive organization, at all levels. To us, this signifies a commitment to being a workplace that fully embraces and reflects the different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our team and the community groups we serve. In our cross-cultural efforts to increase access to equity-building literacy interventions, our diversity and inclusion is a strength.