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 impact projects in South Jamaica, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn. Working in partnership with fourteen literacy and education organizations, facilitated by LINC, we are building a continuum of literacy support services for children from birth through fifth grade.
LINC is concentrating the combined expertise from each organization on a single geographic area, the goal is to ensure that low-income children have the resources and opportunities to read on grade level and sustain success through elementary school and beyond. These initiatives, known as South Jamaica Reads and East New York Reads, are possible through leadership support by The Pinkerton Foundation.