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Looking Back: A Year in Review

NHR students hold the number 600 to celebrate 600 students

This week we’re celebrating our community’s accomplishments by taking a look back at highlights from the 2018-2019 school year.

What We’re Reading (May-June)

Just in time for the holiday weekend! Check out what the New Haven Reads staff has been reading in this edition of What We’re Reading!

When The Students Shine

Student reading a chapter book and eating an apple

Read about this year’s CORE test results, and learn what our students think about tutoring at NHR!

“Books are the best!”: Field Trips at NHR

100th field trip

Check out these adorable thank you cards from Mrs. Reynold’s 2nd grade class at Quinnipiac STEM!

The Impact of Books

Two full bookcases

This week’s post is short, but for all of us at NHR, incredibly moving. This letter came to us from a book bin in Fair Haven that gets free books from NHR. We believe it is proof of the incredible power of literacy, community, and our mission.

NHR Staff Help Build Book Box for Scantlebury Park

volunteers with a book box

NHR staff joined other volunteers at Make Haven for the Help Your Shelves Build Day, where they constructed a new book box for Scantlebury Park!

The 2019 Parent Survey

A NHR Mom with her son and daughter

Our parents are critical to our students’ success, so each year we conduct a parent survey to give parents the opportunity to offer feedback about their experience at NHR. Read more about this year’s key results and some of our parents’ feedback!

“New Haven Reads is family”

Check out our latest video, featuring some of our graduating seniors: Magaly, Deon,  Jeffrey, and Jordan! 

Behind the Scenes with a NHR Tutor and Student

NHR Tutor Franziska L smiles with her student, Sukeyna M

“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.

Donor Spotlight: Stephane G.

A book stands upright on a counter with the word "Read" cut into the pages.

Of the many ways to get involved with New Haven Reads, Stephane Girard personally participates in a good number of them.  He volunteered as a reading tutor from 2015 to 2018 , and last year he joined the Spelling Bee committee. Thinking on his experience as a tutor, he said, “[The students’] motivation and personality make spending the hour with them a pleasure.”