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Parents as a key to early literacy

Education NC, Liz Bell, September 26, 2021 If we’re not starting early, we’re falling short. This is the thought that enters Ginger Young’s mind when she wakes up in the morning. Young, executive director of Durham-based nonprofit Book Harvest, shared results earlier this month of a longitudinal study on Book Babies, a home visiting program …

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EdNC: Parent-child reading habits improved in home visiting study

Parent-child reading habits improved in home visiting study by Liz Bell, EducationNC September 14, 2021 Improving children’s reading proficiency has been at the forefront of North Carolina policymakers’ agendas in recent years. A law passed this year will change the way teachers in pre-K through third grade are prepared to teach children to read. Yet …

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United Way aims to eradicate poverty in the Triangle through a focus on anti-racism

September 7, 2021, Abbey Slattery, WRAL Digital Solutions On a national and local level, the nonprofit United Way is spearheading initiatives that aim to educate the community on becoming anti-racist and fund nonprofits and nonprofit leaders with systemic approaches to dismantling racism. In accomplishing this, United Way is partnering with a number of local non-profits …

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Nearly 800 Books Go Home to Children of Duke Employees

Jay Frederick, August 23, 2021Published in Duke Today When Julia Anderson arrived home this summer with books in hand for her grandchildren, she barely walked in the door before her 5-year-old grandson, Logan, took notice. “My books?” Logan asked, looking up to his grandmother. “Yes, it’s your books,” Anderson said as he handed the orange …

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Perspective | The future of North Carolina? His name is Elias

Meytal Barak, July 19, 2021Published in EdNC Elias was just a few weeks old when I first met him and his mother Mariana in 2016. Mariana’s schedule has always been a balancing act: a full-time student, who also works full time — all while raising her beloved son as a single parent. Over the years, …

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CBS17: My Carolina

July 16, 2021 CBS 17: My Carolina – Posted: Jul 16, 2021 / 04:09 PM EDT

COLUMN: Nonprofits kept North Carolina connected during the pandemic

WRAL, June 27, 2021: Nonprofits are no strangers to furthering a social cause or providing for the public benefit. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina nonprofits of all types were asked to become another form of “essential services,” facing skyrocketing demand despite the realities of diminished donations. With many people out of work or …

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Book Harvest, Durham Parks team up with book boxes

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor DURHAM, N.C. — To ensure that kids are reading all summer, Durham Parks and Recreation and local nonprofit Book Harvest have partnered to install book boxes at two parks across the city. The book boxes will provide families in Durham with ongoing access to literacy resources so they can thrive …

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Perspective | Support programs providing North Carolina’s children with summer books

By Mark I. WestJune 8, 2021 There is a special connection between summer and children’s literature. I am keenly aware of that, as an English professor with an expertise in children’s literature. Many books for young readers are set during the summer months. In fact, the word “summer” figures in the titles of some of …

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Winning the future for our kids is within reach

By Ginger Young, April 18, 2021 | Featured by EdNC I woke up on a recent morning to my usual routine: a cup of coffee and a perusal of Heather Cox Richardson’s daily reflections on the state of the world, delivered to my inbox each night while I sleep as part of her “Letters from …

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