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  • South Jamaica Reads Hosts First Annual Night at the Museum Event

    By amandaberlin on September 30, 2016
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    Back to School cultural and learning experience drew a crowd of young readers and families in the South Jamaica, Queens Community South Jamaica Reads (SJR) – A partnership of literacy organizations, including Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, working with families, schools, and the surrounding communities to ensure that children start school read to read and stay on […]
  • Healthfirst Sponsors Series of Events at ROR GNY Health Centers

    By amandaberlin on September 30, 2016
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                          This month we produced a series of three read-aloud events, which were sponsored by Healthfirst. Healthfirst has funded the distribution of almost 21,000 books this year, for a total of 41,000 books in two years. We have produced a series of events sponsored by them at our health centers […]
  • Believe in Books Interview Series: Melanie Hope Greenberg

    By amandaberlin on September 1, 2016
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    We’re excited to feature our Believe in Books interview this month with Melanie Greenberg. Melanie has published illustrations with UNICEF, the Children’s Defense Fund, Southern Poverty Law Center, NAEYC, as well as hundreds of images in magazines, on greeting cards, and gift items. She has illustrated sixteen published picture books, six of which she wrote. Her books have won awards […]
  • Councilmember Margaret Chin Reads to Children of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Manhattan

    By amandaberlin on September 1, 2016
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      Councilmember Margaret Chin read “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” to children in the waiting room of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Manhattan. Thank you to organizers at the site, Reach Out and Read coordinator, Grace Cheung, Medical Champion Dr. Loretta Au, and ROR Volunteer Kevin Li. Charles B. Wang Community Health Center serves approximately 1900 […]
  • The Power of Partnerships to Spread Resources, Knowledge and Share Celebrations

    By amandaberlin on September 1, 2016
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      We are very honored to be part of a community that cares so deeply about early childhood literacy. The passion is evident in the numerous organizations that share the mission with us of providing resources and education to parents and children on the importance of reading together and making that practice a habit every day. We wanted to outline […]
  • Early Literacy Awareness Week Events at St. Barnabas Hospital and Plaza Del Sol Family Health Center

    By amandaberlin on September 1, 2016
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      Early Literacy Awareness Week took place the week of August 15 and Reach Out and Read of Greater New York staff and program sites participated and aided in the effort to build awareness around the importance of early literacy.   ROR GNY, along with some of our most enthusiastic and active program sites, participated in events throughout the week. […]
  • Literacy Fairs with East New York Reads and South Jamaica Reads

    By amandaberlin on July 29, 2016
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    Reach Out and Read of Greater New York participated in two literacy fairs with East New York Reads and South Jamaica Reads partners at Highland Park and Marconi Park, respectively.   Reach Out and Read distributed books, bookmarks, and coloring pages to the many families that attended.   East New York Reads and South Jamaica Reads are two place-based collaborative […]
  • City’s First Readers Brings Together Community for Literacy Celebration at Woodhull Medical Center

    By amandaberlin on July 29, 2016
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      As a proud partner organization to City’s First Readers (CFR), we’re excited to bring you news about a literacy celebration for children and local families at the New York City Health + Hospitals/Woodhull medical center in Brooklyn that took place on July 20, 2016.   CFR is a citywide initiative created by the New York City Council promoting early […]
  • Uncommon Goods Volunteers and Delivers Uncommon Good

    By amandaberlin on July 29, 2016
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        On Friday, July 8th, volunteers from UncommonGoods visited NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Sunset Park in Brooklyn and read to families in the waiting room.   UncommonGoods, an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise, has raised over $63,000 for Reach Out and Read programs nationally through their Better to Give program—the equivalent of 23,000 books nationwide!   […]
  • Identifying a Reading Problem in Your Child

    By nataliepeart on July 25, 2016
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    *This article was written by our communications intern, Mallory Croak.   Reading should be fun! But what if your child is having difficulty? If you’ve tried many of the tips out there (reading on a walk, at dinner, in a fun setting, trying new themes, etc.) and you still cannot get your child engaged with books, it is time to […]

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