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Thanks to you, NHR will have a bright 2021!

A student smiles with three books

Huge thanks to everyone who made an end of year gift to New Haven Reads during our annual appeal! Reading is critical for school – and life – success. By sharing the joy and power of reading, New… Read More

Meet one of our students: Andrew

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Andrew excitedly logs into the Zoom tutoring session, oftentimes arriving ten minutes early. He lights the room up with a smile, and as tutors and students start trickling in, he excitedly asks, “How is… Read More

A thoughtful statement from our Board Chair Ruth Beardsley.

I am honored to serve as the Board Chair for New Haven Reads, a vibrant institution within our city that has a reach and an impact that far exceeds our size. Our mission is to share the joy… Read More

An incredible gift from the Choate Fund for Justice!

The Choate Fund for Justice provides funds for organizations that support racial justice and fight systemic bias and inequality. A committee comprised of representatives of Choate’s Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and student body chose New Haven Reads because… Read More

A Day in the Life: By Alex Martin

No two days at New Haven Reads are the same. Everyday has several key components — teaching, tutoring, coffee, Zoom — but beyond these, nothing is certain! Working at New Haven Reads through the Yale President’s Public Service… Read More

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally.  New Haven Reads mission is to share the joy… Read More

Intern Spotlight: Elena Brennan

Name: Elena Brennan Hometown: New Haven CT College and Major: Wesleyan Government & American Studies Tutoring Site: Science Park Clubs: Math II Favorite Childhood Book: The Bloody Jack book series by L.A. Meyer & Katherine Kellgren At the… Read More

Intern Spotlight: Zherah Collier

Name: Zherah Collier Hometown: New Haven, CT College and Major: American University, International Relations and Public Health Tutoring Site: Dixwell Clubs: Math Club I, II, Creative Writing Club, Nature and Science Club Favorite Childhood Book: Goodnight Moon and Strega… Read More

Intern Spotlight: Robert Oakley

Name: Robert OakleyHometown: New Haven, CTCollege and Major: Western Connecticut State University B.S. Computer Science & B.M. Music PerformanceTutoring Site: BristolClubs: 2 Chess Clubs, Math Club II (Multiplication and Division)Favorite Childhood Book: The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins… Read More

Summer Programming at New Haven Reads

This summer, enrichment clubs at New Haven Reads have been an entirely new experience for everyone — for the students, the families, the helpers, and even the staff — as they were all carried out remotely. These enrichment… Read More