70 Books in East Harlem



Weekly Statistic
68% of 12th graders in high-poverty schools graduate as compared to 91% of students in high-income schools.

Word of the Week

RECIDIVIST: (n) Repeat offender.

Words Have Power

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; It is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

“Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain…To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” Kevyn Aucoin

Weekly Update

The mission of our East Harlem partner, Boys & Girls Harbor, is to empower children to see a future for themselves they never imagined by exposing them to experiences that help them discover their full potential. Over 70 parents of children at the Boys & Girls Harbor Day Care have received award-winning books to build their home libraries. Now, they receive weekly eBooks and strategies to build their child’s vocabulary and reading skills.We are grateful to support Boys & Girls Harbor’s mission  by ensuring children start preschool with the literacy skills they need to succeed.
Shout out to our President, Caitlin Motherway for hosting WordRebel‘s November 2nd fundraiser. Thanks to the generosity of event guests, we were able to raise nearly $1,000 to donate high-quality books to over 300 children living in poverty in New York City; Every single hard cover book is donated alongside a year of literacy resources and instruction. Every week, parents receive 3 eBooks and 3 strategies to teach literacy skills during daily routines. Because of supporters like you, over 300 children will begin preschool with the reading skills they need to reach their full potential. Thank you for making story-time and equal opportunity possible.


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