My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Reading Connection, Inc., Arlington, VA, USA
The Reading Connection (TRC) is an exciting organization whose mission is developing literacy skills and a love of reading among children in homeless, domestic violence and other shelters. Serving Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County Maryland and the District of Columbia, TRC has 200 volunteers who read to children in the shelters, a parent-training program and a book club that distributes more than 12,000 books per year for free to at-risk kids. With a small professional staff, TRC is able to leverage its volunteer and donor support to provide services in 15 shelters in the DC Metro area. As a member of the TRC Board of Diretcors, I witnessed first hand the passion and effectiveness of the staff, the dedication of the volunteers and the commitment of the board. TRC, which has been recognized with a variety of awards for its work with children and families, is a wonderful organization doing great work every day.