We start the new year with the news of a planned transition in our Executive Director position. Suzannah Holsenbeck takes over the job in January. We’re delighted to have her join our accomplished staff and the more than 100 volunteers who give their time and talents through Read to Grow’s services.
Suzannah comes to Read to Grow having spent the last ...Continue Reading
Read to Grow appreciates all who attended or otherwise supported our 20th Anniversary party on October 3rd at the New Haven Lawn Club.
We couldn’t have asked for a better evening to enjoy the company of old friends and new.
We were particularly pleased to toast Read to Grow’s founding Board Chair, Roxanne J. Coady.
To honor her in a lasting way, we formally announced the Roxanne J. Coady Legacy Fund for Children’s Literacy. ...Continue Reading
After more than 30 years of providing childcare, Geraldine Elliott finds her greatest reward and joy in a very ordinary moment.
It’s the moment when a young child—nurtured on sharing books—expresses for the first time an understanding of words, objects, colors, and numbers.
“Today when tiny, 2-year-old Ka’liya handed me those little plastic flowers she’d been playing with and said ‘THREE PINK ...Continue Reading
Freskos restaurant at 2323 Whitney Ave. will host a benefit on December 12th for Read to Grow, a non-profit providing children’s books and literacy information to families in Connecticut.
Mrs. Connecticut America 2018, Teresa Ladopoulos-Nakouzi, will sign autographs from noon to 2 p.m. A representative from Read to Grow will accompany her.
Freskos is donating 20% percent of all sales on December 12th to Read to Grow for its statewide services in early childhood literacy.
Freskos has earned top honors for both Best ...Continue Reading
Created by Save the Children, program includes home visits and school-based meetings
New Haven – An early literacy program designed by Save the Children for infants, young children and their families launches this fall in New Haven.
Early Steps to School Success-New Haven, funded and managed by the nonprofit Read to Grow, will work with at-risk families to help ensure their children enter kindergarten with the skills needed for success in school and beyond.
New Haven will be the only urban-based adaptation of ...Continue Reading
Huwerl Thornton knows something about fatherhood.
And setting good examples.
And teaching and learning through books.
The 50-year-old has spent many years in classrooms, both as a student and then as an elementary school teacher for 14 years in New Haven. A champion of Read to Grow and its work for early childhood literacy, he’s now Youth Programs Coordinator for Connecticut Food Bank, ...Continue Reading
Guests who had their photographs taken with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the benefit event for Read to Grow on May 17 at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven can view those photos by clicking HERE. The link will take you to a page on the website of Tricia Bohan Photography.
You can download your photo by clicking the download button.
We will be posting other photos taken at the event on our website by May 26th.
If you have any questions, ...Continue Reading
Sakina Ibrahim (right) with two girls in her workshop at Wexler-Grant in New Haven.
Sakina Ibrahim used her book “Big Words to Little Me” to present a workshop on self-esteem and affirmation to girls in fifth, sixth and seventh grades at Wexler-Grant Community School in New Haven on April 5.
The hit presentation was ...Continue Reading
The New Haven Public Schools received 5,024 free copies of the hardcover “Galactic Hot Dogs” this April from Read to Grow.
The books were collected by Lauren Canalori, who is the Lead Literacy Teacher for students in kindergarten through 8th grade in the New Haven schools. She and others are working on a plan to give the book to all students in two grades ...Continue Reading