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CEO Paul Lamoureux interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers on reading gaps

November 16, 2022

Read to a Child CEO Paul Lamoureux interviewed with the Greater Boston Comcast Newsmakers. They discussed how critical it is for children to be reading at grade level by the 4th grade. Studies have shown that this benchmark is crucial for a child’s ability to learn and have success in school. Then, Paul Lamoureux discusses how the Read Aloud Mentoring Program is addressing the achievement gap in under-resourced communities, that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated. Below you can watch the interview, or follow the link!

Read to a Child opens the Read Aloud Mentoring Program at the Parkville Community School

November 1, 2022

In October, Read to a Child opened the Read Aloud Mentoring Program at the Parkville Community School in Hartford, CT. Fox 61 reported on our launch and the benefits that the program will bring to the students at Parkville! You can watch the video here!

Read to a Child CEO Paul Lamoureux interviews with The Megacast.

August 22, 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjYtGcDKkk

CEO Paul Lamoureux spoke with The Megacast in Michigan on August 19th, 2022 about Read to a Child’s work in Metro Detroit, the importance of reading aloud and positive mentoring, and our upcoming national Read to a Child Day on October 20th, 2022! Watch the interview to hear more about Read to a Child’s positive impact on students and volunteers, and to know more about Read to a Child’s future in the Detroit area and nationally!

In 2019, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross reads to students at the Tobin.

July 27, 2022

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How a small nonprofit made in-person mentoring an online success

February 10, 2021

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How pivoting to a virtual program model helped Read to a Child survive the pandemic

February 9, 2021

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Needham, MA seniors get together with kids for lunchtime reading

February 18, 2020

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Inspiring AARP Guest Blog for Read to a Child Hartford

February 14, 2020

Read to a Child Greater Hartford Director Lily Samuels shares the magic of the Lunchtime Reading Program and giving back to the community with AARP Connecticut’s members. Find the Blog Post Here

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Awards Record Amount In Grants To Local Nonprofit Organizations For 2019

December 27, 2019

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Eva Davis of Winston & Strawn named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

December 16, 2019

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Press Releases

Read to a Child receives $40,000 grant from United Way for Southeastern Michigan

December 12, 2018

               For Immediate Release Grant will enable growth of Metro Detroit regional operations and serve more students in Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading…

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Reads to First Grade Students at the Condon School in Collaborative Literacy Initiative

December 11, 2018

For Immediate Release Share the Magic Foundation and Read to a Child partner to improve literacy rates and reading proficiency while introducing book ownership to young readers Boston, MA, December…

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to be a Featured Speaker and Honoree at Read to a Child Gala

November 13, 2018

BOSTON, November 13, 2018 – National non-profit literacy and mentoring organization Read to a Child® will host its ‘Magic of Reading’ Gala at the Marriott Downtown Tremont in Boston on Thursday, November 15th beginning…

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Hartford Mayor Bronin presents Volunteer of the Month Award to Read to a Child® Mentor

September 28, 2018

Hartford, CT, September 24, 2018 – Hartford City Council President Glendowlyn L.H. Thames and Mayor Luke Bronin’s Office today presented the Hartford Volunteer of the Month Award to long-time Read…

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LA Dodgers Pitcher Ross Stripling Reads to Lunchtime Reading Program Students

September 17, 2018

Read to a Child and Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Event Highlights the Importance of Improving Children’s Literacy Skills Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2018 – National non-profit literacy and mentoring…

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Mayor Walsh Friday Visit to Condon School Postponed Due to Funeral Attendance

September 13, 2018

BOSTON – Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s scheduled visit to read to 85 first grade students at the Condon School in South Boston tomorrow has…

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Read to a Child adds Margaret Carr as National Vice President of Development

April 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Read to a Child adds Margaret Carr as National Vice President of Development Signals new era of philanthropic growth for national literacy & mentoring non-profit Wellesley, MA,…

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Los Angeles Dodgers Alumnus Matt Luke to Read to Children in Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program

March 15, 2018

Read to a Child and Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Event during National Reading Month Highlights the Importance of Improving Children’s Literacy Skills Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 2018 – National…

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Read to a Child to host the Motor City Read-A-Thon

February 28, 2018

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 28, 2018 Read to a Child to host the Motor City Read-A-Thon Connecting caring adults from all sectors of the community to students to support literacy…

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Patriots Wide Receiver and Children’s Book Author Malcolm Mitchell inspires Children at Brophy Elementary School in Framingham, MA

November 1, 2017

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Read to a Child, Read with Malcolm and New England Patriots Foundation partner to highlight the importance of reading and mentoring for under-served youth…

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