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First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Deja Reid

Deja works with a student during a tutoring session.

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

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.

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!

“New Haven Reads is family”

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

April Recess Hours

New Haven Reads will be closed for tutoring Monday, April 15 to Saturday, April 20. During this time, the Book Bank will be open Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19 from 12pm-4pm.

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.

February Recess Announcement

Snowflake pattern on light blue background.

February Recess begins on Monday, February 18 and ends on Saturday, February 23. During this time there will be NO tutoring and the Book Bank will have shorter hours. New Haven Reads will resume normal hours on Monday, February 25.

Behind the Scenes: Outreach at NHR

Keri Humphries, NHR Outreach Director, holds a jar of mints with a note on volunteer appreciation.

Keri is the nearly-universal port into volunteering at NHR. During a typical day she responds to volunteer applications and processes paperwork in the morning. Then, in the afternoon she interviews potential volunteers – four to six a day during the busiest times of year! That may sound like a lot, but Keri says that meeting members of the community is her favorite part of the job.

Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer at NHR

Nine NHR students happily display their book selections.

Now is the perfect time to sign up to volunteer at New Haven Reads! Not sure whether or not tutoring is for you? Check out our top 5 reasons to volunteer at New Haven Reads!

Happy Holidays from New Haven Reads!

NHR student happily displays her book selection.

We hope you enjoy these photos from the tutoring program’s new book giveaway! A huge thank you to Barnes & Noble in Milford and Abrams Books for their support of the tutoring program’s book giveaway!