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“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

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.”

Donor Spotlight: Bonnie D.

Two NHR students with thumbs up

One of the truly special things about New Haven Reads is the group of remarkable individuals we are proud to call our sustaining donors. One of those individuals is Bonnie, who, despite moving to China, has kept up her commitment and is now one of NHR’s longest-running sustaining donors. We recently asked her some questions about her experience and why she contributes.

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Sustaining Donor

A NHR student works with their tutor.

Every day, NHR’s staff and volunteers come together to create a community of skilled and confident readers. By becoming a sustaining donor and making an automatic, tax-deductible gift each month, you can support this work and our impact on hundreds of students, families, and greater New Haven community members.

You don’t have to take our word for it though! We recently surveyed some of our amazing sustaining donors, and they let us know some of their reasons for signing up to support New Haven Reads.

Become a Sustaining Donor!

Two students enjoy reading a popular children's book with their tutor.

Share the joy and power of reading by making a monthly donation to New Haven Reads! Monthly donations provide steady, reliable support that let us provide all of our programs free of charge.