This week we’re kicking off a series about some of NHR’s favorite books from 2018. We can’t do that without mentioning our volunteer book club, which read titles like Fahrenheit 451, The Other Wes Moore, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; but unsurprisingly, our volunteers are voracious readers, so one book club could never fill their reading lives. Volunteers from each of our tutoring locations told us about their three (or four, or…six) favorite books from last year’s reading.
Keri is the nearly-universal port into volunteering at NHR. During a typical day she responds to volunteer applications and processes paperwork in the morning. Then, in the afternoon she interviews potential volunteers – four to six a day during the busiest times of year! That may sound like a lot, but Keri says that meeting members of the community is her favorite part of the job.
New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children by providing individually tailored one-on-one after school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.