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ABC-11 Together Perspectives for January 9, 2021

On Monday, January 18, Book Harvest will hold its 10th Annual Dream Big Book Drive and Community Celebration, however this year it will be a drive-through event. The Big Dream Book Drive and Community Celebration will take place Monday, January 18 from 12pm to 4pm at Durham Central Park. Watch the Segment >>

Press Release: Book Harvest to Host 10th Annual Dream Big Book Drive

Jan. 5, 2021, Durham, NC – Book Harvest kicks off its second decade with its 10th annual Dream Big Book Drive and Community Celebration on the afternoon of Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 18. A newly designed, contactless drive-through celebration of kids and books, the 2021 Dream Big celebration will take place …

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Press Release: GSK awards Triangle nonprofits making a powerful IMPACT on health outcomes now more than ever

Ten nonprofits each received $40,000 for their integral community support in the age of COVID-19 Issued: Research Triangle Park, NC Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region. Celebrating 12 years in the Triangle Region, the GSK IMPACT Awards is a highly competitive program recognizing …

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NC Early Childhood Foundation: More Honors for Two NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Communities

Low-income and under-resourced communities are often unable to access much-needed literacy resources and supports. Challenges such as limited transportation can be barriers to accessing resources. That’s why the Durham Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Book Harvest organized Books and Beyond: Laundromats. The program turns the downtime families spend together each week at the laundromat into literacy enrichment …

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Chapelboro.com: Book Harvest (September 15, 2020)

Book Harvest just won a Literacy Award from the Library of Congress – one of only 15 winners worldwide! Aaron chats with executive director Ginger Young. Listen here >>

The Daily Tar Heel: Triangle literacy organizations help students adjust to online learning

Ginger Young, founder and executive director of Book Harvest, said the premature end of last school year combined with the psychological stressors of isolation and uncertainty made the pre-existing risk of summer learning loss even greater. “Students were seeing their school year change profoundly in that moment, and we also knew it was quite likely …

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EdNC: Behind the scenes of our Latinx reporting: Building empathy and understanding through our shared humanity

I was born in Guatemala. I grew up speaking Spanish and English, which made me quite the Spanglish baby/child/teenager (must admit, I’m still a Spanglish kid at heart). I graduated from Universidad Rafael Landívar with a major in communication sciences. I moved to North Carolina in July 2016 to pursue an M.A. in mass communication …

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News release: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognizes Pacesetter Communities

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) announced today the communities that are Pacesetters for their work during 2019 to support early school success. A collaborative effort by funders, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career …

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EdNC: Perspective | Book Babies launches virtual visits to continue to meet the needs of families

Although Book Harvest’s Book Babies team can’t visit families in person right now, that doesn’t mean they’re not keeping in touch, shared Ginger Young, the Durham-based organization’s founder and executive director. Launched in Durham County in 2013, this groundbreaking evidence-informed home visiting program provides 20 new age-appropriate books to participating children every year starting at …

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WRAL: With goal to distribute 75,000 books, Book Harvest seeks children’s book donations

Traditional efforts — like summer reading programs and storytimes — could be difficult this summer with social distancing guidelines. But Durham-based Book Harvest is working to ensure that thousands of kids keep reading this summer, so they’re reading to keep learning when school opens. Read more >>

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