Hartford Hawks, Children’s Reading Partners Team Up to Help Kids Read

West Hartford (November 1, 2016) – The Hartford Hawks women's basketball team at the University of Hartford recently trained to become volunteers with Children's Reading Partners, a program supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Team members will read books one-on-one every week with at-risk students in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Since 1998, Children's Reading Partners (formerly the Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy) has been training volunteers to build and improve the reading skills of students in Hartford, Bloomfield, East Hartford, New Britain, Manchester and West Hartford. More than 5,500 students have benefited so far; the initiative has also provided more than 6,000 new books to students and their classrooms.  

To learn more, contact Children's Reading Partners at read@jewishhartford.org or (860) 236-7323, or visit www.jewishhartford.org/childrens-reading-partners.


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