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More than 27,500 Expected to Participate in Read for the Record
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 10:00 am
With more than 27,500 young children registered for Read for the Record, Read to Succeed Buffalo has shattered our local record, set last year, to get the most people reading the same children's book on the same day.
Young people "Read for the Record"
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 10:00 am
Young people are getting a lesson in literacy and helping to set a record at the same time.
Llamas in pj's awaken kids
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 09:00 am
Exotic animals in red sleepwear inspire 28,000 area children to join rest of nation in reading same picture book on same day
Good Morning, Buffalo
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 08:00 am
What's black and white and read all over?
Llamas invade area schools, businesses
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 08:00 am
There's a llama theme at area schools and businesses this week. Millions of people will read the book Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney on Thursday, October 6, 2011. That's because it is Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" day.
Participants Sought for Reading Challenge
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 09:00 am
Read for the Record, the national celebration of reading that tries to set a record for the most people reading the same book on the same day, will take place on Oct. 6, and Read to Succeed Buffalo is looking for participants.
Students Commit to Reading Over the Summer
Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 02:00 pm
Parents and students are committing to reading during summer break. The ceremony at the Martha Mitchell Community Center celebrated Buffalo's family literacy group, Read to Succeed.
Promoting a Love of Reading
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 06:00 am
If it truly takes a village to raise a child, then Read to Succeed Buffalo is more than doing its part. This summer, Read to Succeed community outreach coordinator Deborah Porter has initiated the Family Literacy Program, which encourages children to actively engage in reading while incorporating their parents into the process by providing workshops that assist them in building a culture of literacy at home.
Read to Succeed Welcomes New Exec
Tue, May 17th 2011 01:00 pm
Read to Succeed will see a management shift this week as Anne Ryan takes over as executive director, effective May 2.
In the Spotlight: Felicia Santiago
Tue, May 17th 2011 01:00 pm
For Felicia Santiago, working with children is more than job, it's a passion.
Read to Succeed Appoints Ryan
Mon, May 16th 2011 09:00 am
Read to Succeed Buffalo appointed Anne S. Ryan executive director.
Take the Challenge: "Like" Us on Facebook
Wed, Mar 23rd 2011 02:00 pm
We have Arrived: Follow Us on Facebook
Oh, The Places They Went Through Reading!
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 09:00 am
Read Across America! - Principal Molly Halady of Saint Benedict School in Amherst brought the Cat in the Hat to school March 2 in celebration of Reading and the Birthday of Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association's Read Across America is a nationwide celebration of reading.
Reading to Succeed With Read Across America
Tue, Mar 1st 2011 11:00 am
For the past three years, Read to Succeed Buffalo has been working to help better prepare children for kindergarten by promoting literacy and reading throughout the city. On March 2, they will be participating in the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America event.
A Community Approach to Promoting Literacy
Thu, Feb 3rd 2011 11:00 am
Read to Succeed Buffalo's Community Art Project fosters family literacy by drawing on the visual arts to encourage a passion for the written word, and its response has been extraordinary.
Holiday Gifts with Meaning
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 07:00 am
Read To Succeed Buffalo has united with local artist Brian Nesline to unveil the Letters for Literacy project, a unique holiday gift appropriate for children and adults.
Holiday Gifts with Meaning!
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 07:00 am
On Thursday, December 9th Read To Succeed Buffalo will unite with local artist Brian Nesline to unveil the Letters for Literacy project, a unique holiday gift appropriate for children and adults.
Some WNY foundations are using old money for new ideas
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 05:10 pm
Read to Succeed Buffalo is an example of how local foundations are abandoning passive check writing and now are working to encourage innovation, overseeing investments, encouraging collaboration and creating programs.
Literacy Success Center Opened on Bailey Avenue
Tue, Oct 19th 2010 06:00 am
A new Literacy Success Center, sponsored by Read to Succeed Buffalo and the Community Action Organization of Erie County, has opened in the CAO Edward A. Saunders Community Center, 2777 Bailey Ave.
Ken-Ton Administrators Participate in World Record Breaking Literacy Initiative
Mon, Oct 11th 2010 05:05 am
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro noticed the irony of the title of the book he was going to read to third-grade students in Bridget Spitler's class at Edison Elementary School. The Superintendent, a former English teacher, was participating in the "Read for the Record" literacy awareness initiative that hoped to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.
Read for the Record!
Mon, Oct 11th 2010 05:00 am
A world record could now be in the works. It's called Read for the Record, a campaign aimed at encouraging literacy. Community leaders have now joined schools, child care centers, and community organizations in an attempt to break the world record for the number of children reading the same book on the same day.
Read for the Record
Mon, Oct 11th 2010 05:00 am
Smallwood School: Grace Jamieson, 7, reads from "The Snowy Day" to her second-grade class at Smallwood Drive School, Snyder. The students joined others nationally in a bid get the most children reading the same book on the same day.
Read to Succeed Buffalo is going to try to break a world record today!
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 06:26 am
Read to Succeed Buffalo is going to try to break a world record today. They're joining in a nationwide effort to get the biggest number of children reading the same book on the same day, or being read to from the book. The idea is to stress the importance of literacy for youngsters. The book in question? "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats, a 1963 Caldecott Award winner and the first full-color picture book to feature a small hero who is black.
Thousands to Help Break World Record Reading This Thursday
Mon, Oct 4th 2010 02:00 pm
On Thursday, October 7th, thousands of local children, educators and adults, passionate about literacy will join a national movement attempting to set the world record for the largest number of children reading the same book on the same day with a participating adult.
'The Snowy Day' is selected for mass reading on Thursday
Sat, Oct 2nd 2010 05:00 am
For the third year in a row, a local children's literacy nonprofit has joined a national effort to encourage adults and young children to read the same book on the same day: On Thursday, schools and day care centers throughout Western New York will join a national project and read "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.
City Group Awarded Poverty Grant
Thu, Sep 30th 2010 07:54 am
A collaborative group in the City of Buffalo has won a $500,000 federal grant to help support children and families living in poverty.
Local Collaborative Awarded Federal Grant
Wed, Sep 22nd 2010 05:00 am
A local collaborative led by M&T Bank has been awarded $500,000 from the federal government to help build a "Buffalo Promise Neighborhood" to provide a network of support services to children living in one of the city's poorest areas.
Community Art Project Reception
Tue, Sep 14th 2010 01:00 pm
Before you head home tonight, stop down to 392 Pearl Street. There, at The Read to Succeed Buffalo Community Art Project, a reception will be held for twelve local artists who have donated their efforts to promote literacy.
Read, Write, Win!
Mon, Aug 2nd 2010 01:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y., July 22, 2010 - Read to Succeed Buffalo has announced the availability of summer writing workshops for children who are participating in the Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge. The writing workshops are designed to assist youth with completing the writing portion of the Challenge and help participants win prizes.
Foundations donate to nonprofit literacy group
Tue, Jul 6th 2010 12:05 pm
A local nonprofit has added nearly half a million dollars to its arsenal to help combat illiteracy in Buffalo, after three area foundations pooled together resources to commit the funds. Read to Succeed Buffalo will put $454,074 toward its current operating budget, said Michael E. Benzin, the organization's director of development. The money not only will pay the bills but pave the way for more fundraising, he said.
The Community Art Project
Thu, Mar 18th 2010 09:00 am
Imagine a childhood where books do not exist. Parents who do not read to you or take you to the library. Parents, who sadly, do not know how to read themselves. Imagine how differently your childhood, my childhood, might have been. That, you might think, does not happen here, not today in our neighborhoods. But it does. And it is exactly why Read to Succeed Buffalo (RTSB) is launching a new campaign, a community art project, that they hope will promote the need for a more literate community and, in particular, to promote the idea of family literacy; parents or caregivers and children reading together.
Architecture by Alphabet
Wed, Mar 10th 2010 11:00 am
There's something new and wonderful at this year's Home and Garden Show that should make architecture buffs smile. Brian Nesline, best known for his Faces of Buffalo series, depicting scenes made from mosaics of faces, has created the series of black and white "letter" photographs as part of his Buffalo Photo Alphabet Project. "Letters for Literacy" is a partnership between Nesline and Read to Succeed Buffalo to raise funds to support efforts to improve literacy throughout Buffalo. A portion of all profits will go to Read to Succeed.
Read to Succeed and Black History Month
Mon, Feb 8th 2010 11:00 am
The Urban Readers Book Club, an adult book club and The Book Club, a teen book club, both formed through Read to Succeed Buffalo, will host local/poet author Ntare Ali Gault as their guest speaker for a "Read and Speak."
Read to Succeed Buffalo Names New Board Officers
Sun, Jan 31st 2010 11:00 am
Read to Succeed Buffalo, an organization dedicated to improving literacy in Buffalo, named the Judge Betty Calvo-Torres chairwoman of the board of directors for 2010.
Groups working together to improve literacy rates
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 12:00 am
Kudos to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo&Erie County and Project Flight for their recent announced collaboration to fight low literacy in our community. Working together under one roof will not only save costs, but, more importantly, will allow them to coordinate efforts and better serve the residents of our community to improve literacy.
Gordon Gross Joins Read to Succeed Board
Mon, Dec 14th 2009 12:00 am
Read to Succeed Buffalo, a collaborative literacy organization dedicated to improving literacy in Buffalo, appointed Gordon Gross a board member. Gross is a founder of Gross Shuman Brizdle and Gilfillan, a Buffalo law firm.
Read to Succeed Buffalo Improves Children's Kindergarten Readiness
Thu, Oct 8th 2009 10:00 am
Last school year (2008-09), 40 percent of children entering Kindergarten in Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) lagged behind their peers in Kindergarten readiness. Read to Succeed Buffalo (RTSB) announced today that they are beginning to see a change.
In the Spotlight: Michael Benzin Named Director of Development
Fri, Jul 24th 2009 10:00 am
As the new director of development for Read to Succeed Buffalo Inc., Michael Benzin will design a funding plan for the coalition that focuces on literacy campaigns. In more than two decades of work, the Western New York native has held similar posts with with stories related to your companies of interest.
Working in pursuit of literacy and justice for all
Thu, Jun 18th 2009 08:00 am
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS I was reading up about the Seneca Falls Convention, where the movement for women's rights began, and thinking about its connection to modern- day issues when I came across the following on Wikipedia.com: "In the 1840s, women in America were reaching out for greater control of their lives. Husbands and fathers directed the lives of women, and many doors were closed to female participation. Society prohibited women from inheriting property, signing contracts, serving on juries and voting in elections. Women's prospects in employment were dim: they could expect only to gain a very few service-related jobs, and were paid about half of what men were paid for the same work." While reading, I thought, "Wow, this sounds familiar!" Back then, legal barriers prevented women from doing these things. Today, these laws are different. But low literacy is a barrier that holds people back. A large portion of our population is unable to achieve the American Dream because of a lack of literacy skills. People are reaching out for greater control of their lives, but low literacy is prohibiting millions of Americans from inheriting property, signing contracts, serving on juries and voting in elections. Doors are closed to their participation in society.
Advocates emphasize literacy as basic right, not just privilege
Thu, Jun 18th 2009 08:00 am
A piece of Buffalo will soon reach President Obama in Washington. The president will receive the Declaration of Literacy and Justice for All and a set of resolutions from local and national literacy advocates who met during Saturday's Right to Literacy Convention. The declaration was just one of several activities organized at the convention, sponsored by Read to Succeed Buffalo and Literacy Powerline.
 

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