March 28, 2012
Baltimore Reads is an organization that went from rags to riches in my heart. I was not knowledgeable of this organization until some well needed research was done. I have come to know that I made the right choice volunteering my time to this organization post college graduation. I appreciate Baltimore Reads for being there for the surrounding community and helping adults reach for the literacy star! I can say that my time here has been filled with warmth from the staff and the students! I can appreciate that the students enjoy coming to class (not just because they are free), enjoying their teachers, and the joy they experience interacting with everyone else who they come into contact with. They leave their classes with a richer knowledge of what they need in life to continue succeeding. They also leave with higher goals set for themselves and go on to pass their exams. I appreciate the staff’s desire to reach out to all communities within and outside of the area that they serve. I can also say that they change children’s lives and love for reading with the free books they pass out at events and the “open to all” free book bank where families can come to get what their children need or teachers get what their classroom students need to succeed and fall in love with reading. I tip my hat to this non-profit for everything that they do!
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MY ROLE:Volunteer Review from Guidestar