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Month: January 2019

Top Books of 2018: ED Edition

A stack of books sits on a table by an NHR mug.

This week we’re continuing our series higlighting some of NHR’s favorite books of 2018. Next up is our Executive Director, Kirsten!

Top Books of 2018: Volunteer Edition

A shelf in the Book Bank

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.

Behind the Scenes: Outreach at NHR

Keri Humphries, NHR Outreach Director, holds a jar of mints with a note on volunteer appreciation.

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.

Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer at NHR

Nine NHR students happily display their book selections.

Now is the perfect time to sign up to volunteer at New Haven Reads! Not sure whether or not tutoring is for you? Check out our top 5 reasons to volunteer at New Haven Reads!

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Gary Winfield Reading to Kindergarten Camp

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