Our programs give away books and make reading fun
Statistics tell us that time spent listening to books being read aloud and the presence of books in the home are the two greatest multipliers of academic success for impoverished children.
Because food, shelter and medicine necessarily come before books and reading for impoverished families, TRC steps in with book give-aways, volunteer readers and workshops that show parents how to make reading a part of their family routine.
Four programs offer a continuum of service from the time families enter sheltered housing until they move to homes of their own.
The Read-Aloud Program
The Book Club
Reading Families Workshops
Literacy Advocates Trainings