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Change the course of a child’s future—over lunch.

March 4, 2013

Getting involved with Read to a Child is so easy. Just once a week—over your lunch hour—spending time reading to a child at a nearby school. And everybody benefits.

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Open up a child’s world through reading.

March 2, 2013

Read to a child and the two of you can go anywhere. Outer space. Underwater caves. The corner store. And, research shows that by reading aloud with children, you’re improving their future. One story at a time.

 

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Press Releases

Literacy and Mentoring Non-Profit, Read to a Child®, Adds Karen Jones to its Greater Los Angeles Board of Advisors

April 25, 2023

For Immediate Release Former EVP of Communications for HBO & HBO Max and Los Angeles Unified School District graduate brings Passion for literacy and storytelling to the Board Los Angeles,…

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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Reads to First Grade Students at the Mildred Ave K-8 School on last day of National Reading Month

March 31, 2023

Event highlights Read to a Child’s kickoff of its fifth BPS partnership BOSTON – Friday, March 31, 2023 – Mayor Michelle Wu today joined Boston Public Schools and national non-profit…

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Read to a Child announces Tenth Annual “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader” Fundraising Campaign in March during National Reading Month

March 1, 2023

For Immediate Release Goal of $100,000 will Support Those Most Affected by Pandemic Learning Lossthrough 3,000 One-on-One Reading Sessions with Caring Adults Nationwide WELLESLEY, MA, March 1, 2023 – National…

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National Non-Profit, Read to a Child®, Adds David Walker and Richard Wasserman to its Board of Directors

November 14, 2022

For Immediate Release Mr. Walker and Mr. Wasserman, existing chairs of regional advisory boards and individual volunteer reading mentors, add financial, legal and regional expertise Wellesley, MA, November 14, 2022…

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Read to a Child® announces new Remote Read Aloud Program video series with Support from the Guru Krupa Foundation

July 23, 2021

Wellesley, MA, July 26, 2021 – National literacy and mentoring non-profit Read to a Child® today announced a new summer series of videos in its Remote Read Aloud Program, beginning…

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Read to a Child® announces its Remote Read Aloud Program and a new interactive Zoom session now on YouTube

June 24, 2020

Aerospace Systems Engineer Tracy Drain reads “Hidden Figures” and has lively interaction via Zoom with 4th Grade Class at Esperanza Elementary School in Los Angeles Wellesley, MA, June 25, 2020…

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Read to a Child to Feature Suki Lopez from Sesame Street at Magic of Reading Event in January in Coral Gables

December 18, 2019

For Immediate Release Miami, FL, December 18, 2019 – National literacy and mentoring non-profit, Read to a Child®, announced today that it will be hosting its annual Magic of Reading…

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National Non-Profit, Read to a Child®, Selects Gloria Jolley as Greater Los Angeles Director

December 10, 2019

For Immediate Release Ms. Jolley to grow support, stakeholders and operations in Greater Los Angeles to serve more students in acclaimed Lunchtime Reading Program Los Angeles, December 10, 2019 –…

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LA Rams’ Todd Gurley and Children’s Book Author and Super Bowl Champ Malcolm Mitchell to Read to 500 Students in Los Angeles on “Read to a Child Day”

October 7, 2019

Tomorrow (Tuesday October 8th) is National Read to a Child Day – and Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will team up with his former University of Georgia teammate, Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Mitchell to read aloud to nearly 500 students at the Peter Burnett Elementary School in Hawthorne, CA.

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Read to a Child® Announces that October 8, 2019 is National Read to a Child Day

October 4, 2019

National literacy and mentoring non-profit Read to a Child® today announced that Tuesday, October 8 is National Read to a Child Day. This day marks a national movement to raise awareness of the literacy crisis among low-income populations in the United States, as well as the immense value of providing books and reading aloud in the quest to improve literacy rates and to empower under-served children.

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