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In the Community - Past Events

  • Reading Resources: What to Know and Where to Go for Children's Literacy
    Need information on children's literacy? Click here to access Reading Resources- What to Know and Where to Go for Children's Literacy. It is an easy to read and navigate guide for use by the community to identify children's literacy supports.
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service
    On January 15, 2007 more than 50,000 people of all ages and backgrounds came together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday in the largest King Day of Service event in the nation. This federal holiday has been transformed into a day of volunteer service and citizen action across the Philadelphia Region. PHILADELPHIA READS partnered with many organizations and individuals to carry out projects supporting children's literacy.

    This year, we collected books in a region-wide book drive, recorded books on tape, and held reading coach trainings. The literacy of our children is central to the tenets of equality and equal opportunity, which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed. The day was a great success!
  • Benefit Auction
    The 41st annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council was held in Philadelphia this past November. Students from the University of North Carolina and Columbia College joined together to organize the second annual Shop Across America silent auction, which benefited PHILADELPHIA READS. Conference attendees donated one or more item representing their region to be auctioned off. It was a great success and we feel so lucky to have been chosen to represent Philadelphia.