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In our end-of-summer roundup, you’ll find stories from a season of reading, teamwork, and fun!

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Victoria Williams

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Name: Victoria Williams Hometown: Bridgeport, CT College: Western Connecticut State University Major: Finance Favorite Children’s Book: Oh, The Places You’ll Go, by Dr. Seuss When I applied for an internship at New Haven Reads, I intended to help students… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Dareika Palmer

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Name: Dareika Palmer Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. College: University Of New Haven Major: Criminal Justice (Juvenile and Family Justice) Tutoring Site: Science Park Clubs: Math I, Arts & Crafts and Drama Favorite Children’s Book: The Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Diana Velasco

Name: Diana Velasco Hometown: Naugatuck, CT College: University of Connecticut Major and Minor: Human Rights & Political Science Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein In December of last year, during my winter break, I thought to… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Tyler Jenkins

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Name: Tyler Jenkins Hometown: New Haven, CT College: Wesleyan University Major and Minor: Perspective Computer Science & Government Tutoring Site: Dixwell Clubs: Math I & Chess Favorite Children’s Book: The Watsons Go to Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis With one-fourth of… Read More

An enriching summer at New Haven Reads

During NHR’s summer session, in addition to tutoring, we offer a diverse program of academic clubs, including arts & crafts, math, and more!

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Ajay Culhane-Husain

Name: Ajay Culhane-Husain Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA College: Yale University Major and Minor: Economics and Education Studies Favorite Children’s Book: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper My experience at New Haven Reads this summer has been incredible. I have… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Deja Reid

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Name: Deja Reid Hometown: Columbus, OH College: The Ohio State University Major and Minor: Community Leadership, Education Favorite Children’s Book: The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt I applied to this internship at New Haven Reads with… Read More

NHR’s Top Five Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

A NHR student chooses a book to read.

How can parents and mentors inspire students to read when there are so many competing summer activities? Here are NHR’s top five tips for preventing summer slide!

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.