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"We know this is true:  TRC changes lives." 


--Nancy Pedulla, Deputy Director, Healthy Families

Thank you for your continuing support

Support TRC's program growth

Now in our 27th year, The Reading Connection is in the second year of a three-year strategic growth plan called the Path to Greater Impact. Thank you to everyone who contributed to TRC in 2016, enabling us to move ahead with the first step in our Path, the opening of a second Read-Aloud site in Montgomery County, Md. The Read-Aloud at the Northwest Part Apartments in Silver Spring opened in March 2016. Moving forward on our Path to Greater Impact, we plan to add three Read-Aloud program sites and 100 children to the Book Club, along with the Reading Families Workshops and Literacy Advocates Trainings that support the Read-Aloud and Book Club programs.  

We want to thank the many supporters and volunteers whose generosity allows The Reading Connection to reach more families in need. If you'd like to join their ranks, click here to contribute.



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New Read-Aloud Site in Silver Spring

In March 2016, The Reading Connection will open a new Read-Aloud program site in Silver Spring, MD. TRC will partner with the YMCA Youth & Family Services program at Northwest Park and the new Read-Aloud program will serve children from the JoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres.

The Read-Aloud will take place right after the YMCA's after-school program, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. TRC needs volunteers for this new program site. To apply to volunteer, click here.