Educational Institutions

Raising A Reader (RAR-MA Inc.)

aka Raising A Reader Massachusetts

Boston, MA

Mission

Raising A Reader MA partners with regional organizations to help parents with young children to develop, practice and maintain shared reading habits, which foster vocabulary and language skills essential to reading readiness. pastingOur Vision is to equip all parents and caregivers to become agents of change, as their child's first teachers, to eliminate the opportunity gap that impacts success in school and beyond. Our vision is to equip all parents and caregivers to become agents of change, as their child's first teachers, to eliminate the opportunity gap that impacts success in school and beyond.

Ruling Year

2009

Principal Officer

Ms. Christine Ward

Main Address

9B Hamilton Place, 3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02108 USA

Keywords

Massachusetts, reading, early literacy, parents, books

EIN

80-0297898

 Number

7485739772

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

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Our programs

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Brockton

Metro Boston

Lawrence

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

End the cycle of low literacy.

Work with families in high need communities to give them access to resources that help ensure that every child enters Kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Our passionate program team members work within our communities to offer workshops to parents to teach them the importance of reading aloud to their children and the techniques to do so, while rotating books to create a home library.

Two core metrics indicate progress: parents will report an increase in their interactive reading behaviors with their young children and children will improve their pre-literacy skills.

We have successfully implemented our core program model in 10 Gateway communities as well as Boston, and facilitate a train-the-trainer model with 13 partners, serving an additional 23 communities. Annually we show significant changes in both the frequency and quality of families' shared reading practices. We have not determined a sustainable strategy for measuring child growth over time.

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Financials

Raising A Reader (RAR-MA Inc.)

Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable