Reader to Reader's Katy Moonan put together this great short video of our mentors in the ELL Summer of Power at Holyoke High School.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We are pleased to donate $14,000 worth of Basic Mathematics textbooks to Red Lake Nation College in the heart of the Anishinaabe nation on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota.
Thank you to author Steve Slavin for making this donation possible.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Video Highlights of Reader to Reader's summer 2014 Blueprint for Success college preparation course.
The month-long boot camp held in Springfield Massachusetts, combined SAT prep, college matching, financial aid, the application process, and college essay writing into an intensive program designed to help low-income students better prepare for college.
Blueprint for Success was funded in part by the Springfield Public Schools, and John and Elizabeth Armstrong.
Friday, August 8, 2014
A short video on the Navajo Nation Book Drive, which has brought over 120,000 books, hundreds of computers, and thousands of school supplies to every corner of the 27,000 square-mile Navajo Nation
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A hard-working team of Reader to Reader staff, Navajo Nation Library staff, and local volunteers loaded a 26-foot truck with 17,000 books and 24 computers.The truck is now on a 5-day, 2,331 mile journey to the Navajo Nation Library in Window Rock, Arizona.
The books and computers will be donated to schools and libraries all across the Navajo Nation.
This is Reader to Reader's 7th year partnering with the Navajo Nation Library to bring books to schools and libraries on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico.Twice a year, Navajo Nation Library representatives travel to Amherst, Mass. to pick up a truck load of books and drive it back home.
Last year marked 120,000 books donated, and we continue to build on that number with each new truck load.
Since 2003, Reader to Reader has donated over $2.5 million-worth of books, hundreds of computers, and thousands of schools supplies to every corner of the 27,000 square-mile Navajo Nation.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Is there anything better than a bright sunny day and a free book giveaway?
Reader to Reader's Family Literacy Director, Katy Moonan, gave away hundreds of books at the Dad's Make a Difference Celebration in Springfield, Massachusetts.
This book giveaway was made possible through the support of the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc. and the Xeric Foundation.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Reader to Reader's Athena Interactive Literacy Program works with teen mothers from Holyoke, MA, and combines personal literacy and family literacy with healthy eating and cooking.
A special thank you to Chef Bill Collins and Northfire Recording Studio for their donated services.
The Athena Program is made possible thanks to Florence Savings Bank, the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc., PeoplesBank, and the AEC Trust.