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Meet the sponsors of our 8th Annual Spelling Bee!

In the pages of our program book, you’ll find dozens of community partners who believe in the joy and power of reading!

Let the countdown bee-gin

How do our Spelling Bee swarms prepare to compete on the big night? We asked them to share their strategies.

“Me gusto leer”

At our sites across the city, New Haven Reads is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with books, books, and more books.

A word for our sponsors

Meet our bee-FFs: the generous community organizations and individuals sponsoring the 8th Annual NHR Spelling Bee!

What’s in an hour?

All it takes is one hour of volunteering per week to “make a difference in our society, and in the life of a child.”

Check out our latest newsletter!

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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