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The New Haven Reads Community Book Bank, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: The overall goal of New Haven Reads is to provide an environment where children and adults have access to free books and tutoring to increase their literacy skills and academic performance.

Results: We tutor more than 400 children a week (and have over 100 children on the wait list) with a corps of over 300 dedicated volunteers. Eighty-one percent of our families live in New Haven.

Geographic areas served: New Haven

Programs: Three adult ESL classes; a pre-school literacy program; a kindergarten reading program; four weekly homework tables; two writing clubs; and our large after-school tutoring program

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Erica S.1


Rating: 5

Some children have never been able to purchase a book due to their home situation, but thanks to New Haven READS, they can come in and get new books on a regular basis. The book bank is set up according to age group and kids are excited to pick out new books. In the afternoons, the tutors work with neighborhood kids to help them improve their academic skills. The transformations are amazing, and they can't serve all of the kids that need their help. Please help them keep this program going and hopefully expand someday to help even more families.

Review from Guidestar


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This program is so amazing! In just a few months as a tutor I have seen so many kids improve both academically and in their self-esteem. I really wish I could expand the program to my own hometown!