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NHR Volunteer Video

Volunteer Appreciation Month

We want to say THANK You to our volunteers! April is National Volunteer month and our NHR team made a video for our volunteers to thank them for all they do! With out them our program wouldn’t be possible, they are the heart and soul of our program! Click here to watch the video!

Student reads from computer screen with guidance from volunteer.

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Victoria Williams

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 in elementary and high school get better with their reading. That’s because growing up, I struggled with …

A student smiles, standing in front of a bookshelf.

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Dareika Palmer

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 Osborne I learned about the New Haven Reads Summer Internship while working at the Bristol Street location …

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 myself that I needed to do something good for myself and the community. After doing some searching …

A student smiles holding two books.

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Tyler Jenkins

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 a college education under my belt, I spent the first summer back from university trying to occupy …

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 observed an organization that recognizes the power of learning and seeks to empower students through education. I …