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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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Of Wine & Words 2017

Please support The Reading Connection's family literacy programs at the 14th annual Of Wine & Words 

Tickets:  $150, Volunteer tickets:  $100

Of Wine & Words sponsorship opportunities 

Friday, April 28, 2017
The Whittemore House
1562 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
7 to 10 p.m.,  Sponsors Tour at 6 p.m.
Additional event information

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Read-Aloud Quick Facts

Who: Must be 16+ years old (18 at some sites) and clear a background check

What: Read to kids in large and small groups, lead a fun activity, and give away books

Where: 12 locations in DC metro area

When: One hour in the evening, once per month for one year

Why: To inspire love of reading in children

How: Follow the required steps to become a volunteer