Archive for November, 2010

Read to Grow, December 4

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The New Haven Register has a piece – “Author Ephron Featured Guest at Read to Grow Fundraiser” – about a December 4 event for Read to Grow.

New Haven Promise Partnership; Literacy and the “CollegeCorps”

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Education Week, as well as the New Haven Independent, New Haven Register, and Yale Daily News, covered an event held at Yale about the New Haven Promise Partnership.  That partnership will include not only College Summit, but also a broader “CollegeCorps.”  The CollegeCorps will have two components: one in high schools and one “in the community.”  

Organizations that are part of the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven – from Concepts for Adaptive Learning, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy, and Junta for Progressive Action to Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, the New Haven Public Library, New Haven Reads, and Read to Grow – already are supporting reading and learning in New Haven (and beyond).  Colleagues in the Literacy Coalition look forward to participating in the broad community effort to help fulfill the New Haven Promise with city students and families.

Welcome, Brenda Brenner and Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Brenda Brenner, of the Jewish Coalition for Literacy at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, is the newest board member of the Literacy Coalition for Greater New Haven.

A September 8 post to this blog noted the work of the Jewish Coalition for Literacy and its search for volunteers, who work mostly with students at New Haven public schools, as well as at one Hamden school.  The program currently has some 130 volunteer tutors serving as learning partners.

The local program that Brenda Brenner coordinates is affiliated with the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy.

National Young Readers Week

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The Register has an article on how the New Haven police chief is promoting literacy, along with the superintendent and others, during National Young Readers Week (November 8-12).  Blog posts here on July 21 and April 26 mentioned other reading-promotion efforts of the police and the community.

New City Librarian in New Haven

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

A November 4 event welcomed New Haven’s new city librarian, Christopher Korenowsky, while honoring his retiring predecessor, James Welbourne.

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