Name: Gary W. Volunteer Location: Willow Street Years Volunteered: 5 ½ How did you hear about NHR? Another tutor told me about it. I shadowed him and was hooked. What’s your favorite part about tutoring? This is easy—without a… Read More
Name: Meg G. Volunteer Location: Science Park Years Volunteered: 5 When and why did you first start volunteering with NHR? I began volunteering at NHR about five years ago. When I retired I found I had extra… Read More
“Hey,” Sukeyna says, sliding into the seat next to me. I just barely see her before I hear her, a blur of bright pink puffy jacket in my peripheral vision. I started tutoring Sukeyna in September 2018, and she never fails to remind me of a sandpiper—tiny and bright-eyed, a perpetual whirlwind of energy, giggles, sharp elbows, and occasional obstinacy.
Founded to share the joy and power of reading, New Haven Reads partners with the community to provide free 1-on-1 tutoring, educational family support, and a book bank to empower aspiring readers to master the literacy skills needed to thrive in school and life.