National Non-Profit, Read to a Child®, Selects Eunice Myles Jeffries as Metro Detroit Regional Director
For Immediate Release
Ms. Jeffries to grow support, stakeholders and operations in Metro Detroit in order to serve more students in acclaimed Lunchtime Reading Program
Detroit, August 19, 2019 – National literacy and mentoring non-profit, Read to a Child®, announced today that is has selected Eunice Myles Jeffries MBA as its next Metro Detroit Regional Director. Ms. Jeffries will grow support, stakeholders and operations in Metro Detroit in order to serve more students in its programs, including the Lunchtime Reading Program.
Ms. Jeffries has enjoyed a successful career in the non-profit and government sectors and has extensive experience in fundraising, community relations, foundations and youth-serving organizations. Her success as Executive Director of the Farmington Foundation for Youth and Families will be particularly relevant as she grows Read to a Child’s impact in Metro Detroit. Eunice also currently serves on the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents and has spent time working in the US Senate and in the offices of the Michigan Governor and Secretary of State.
“I am thrilled with Eunice’s selection and look forward to her positive impact on achieving Read to a Child’s growth goals in Metro Detroit,” said Paul Lamoureux, CEO of Read to a Child. “Over the last three years we have significantly grown the Lunchtime Reading Program, as well as our stakeholder community in Detroit and Pontiac and, based upon her impressive record, I fully expect Ms. Jeffries to continue this growth trajectory.”
“I am excited to join Read to a Child to support the mission of the organization on behalf of our children,” said Eunice Jeffries. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with educators, community leaders and corporate partners to expand the program, foster a love of reading and improve literacy skills in southeast Michigan.”
“I am extremely encouraged that Eunice’s unique combination of skills and experience will help us achieve our expansion goals in Metro Detroit,” said David Walker, Read to a Child regional board chair and EVP, Level One Bank. “Ms. Jeffries strong fundraising record and exceptional relationships with community leaders will be critical in continuing to develop and expand our stakeholder community.”
About the Lunchtime Reading Program
Read to a Child deploys corporate and community volunteers to Metro Detroit elementary schools in the Lunchtime Reading Program. Once a week, volunteers read aloud to their designated reading buddy during lunch. The volunteer relationship lasts the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through fourth grade. The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, ignites a love of reading in children, while providing students with the skills and self-confidence to succeed in school and in life. The Lunchtime Reading Program also provides adults with a convenient, joyful, and meaningful way to give back to the community.
About Read to a Child
Read to a Child (readtoachild.org) is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit whose mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills, and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read aloud to them regularly. Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes 2,000 corporate and community volunteer mentors who read one-on-one to 1,500 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Boston, Metro Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.