Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Ophelia Hu, Reader to Reader’s new Navajo Outreach Coordinator, visited the Thoreau Community Center in Thoreau, NM.
Reader to Reader conducted a needs assessment during our visit in May and Ophelia was delighted to see the more than 1,000 books we donated are now on the shelves.
Ophelia is spending the year living and working on the Navajo Nation where she will work on the expansion of our Navajo Mentoring Program and College Knowledge Program.
Funding for the Navajo Outreach Coordinator position comes in part from the Hiatt Family, the Fordham Street Foundation, John & Elizabeth Armstrong, and Lynn & Jean Miller.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Throughout the year college students will be reading books with hundreds of school children grades 5-10 and corresponding daily online.
This year marks the sixth year of the mentoring program, which works with low-income elementary, middle school, and high school students in Arizona, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Ophelia is a 2012 graduate of Amherst College. She will be based full-time on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, working with schools in Arizona and New Mexico, helping them take advantage of our Mentoring program and College Knowledge Program.
In addition, she will lead ACT prep workshops and assist the St. Michael Indian School in cataloguing the 2,000 books we recently donated to their school library.
Reader to Reader’s Navajo Outreach Coordinator is funded through the generous support of the Fordham Street Foundation, the Hiatt Family Foundation, and Jean and Lynn Miller.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The project is directed by volunteer Lisa Heyison, who has done an incredible job of running the project for the last eleven years.
”Read While U Wait” provides books for all ages from newborn through high school.
The children and parents who come for support and assistance at the Department of Transitional Assistance in Roxbury are always thrilled when they receive a book as wait times can be anywhere from 1 to 6 hours. In the “Read While U Wait” room children can play and be read to while they wait with their parents for either Emergency Housing or financial assistance for food.
Support for Read While U Wait comes in part from OneUnited Bank.