READER TO READER INC
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Target demographics: Low-income children across the U.S., Schools in low-income areas
Shelters in the U.S.
Community libraries in the U.S. in low-income areas
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Deliver books to schools in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.
Geographic areas served: United States
Reader to Reader, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding literacy and learning opportunities for the nation’s most chronically underserved and vulnerable communities, including inner-city schools, Native American reservations, and poor rural towns. Reader to Reader accomplishes this primarily through innovative literacy programs, book donation programs, and the development of partnerships with schools districts that extend the boundaries and capacity of the education system to transform struggling students into joyful and engaged lifelong learners.
Over 1,400,000 books shipped to rebuild school libraries devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Over 400 under-resourced schools across the U.S. receive books from the Reader To Reader program throughout their school year.
Major Reader To Reader initiatives in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Louisiana, rural Mississippi, Detroit, Michigan; Massachusetts; rural Maine; the Navajo Reservation; and Compton, California.
Rural community library initiatives in Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.
Over 300 students across the United States participate in the Reader To Reader Mentoring Program.
Computer labs built on the Navajo Reservation.
Beyond el Campo program, bringing books and computers to rural Costa Rica.