Monthly Archives: December 2010

By The Numbers

42: Program participants 8: Current board members 109: Books given to program participants before Winter Break 3.54: The highest GPA achieved by a Reach tutor 57: Additional hours of instruction provided to our tutors 28: Additional hours of instruction provided to our students $32,500: Largest contribution 7: Contributions of $5,000 or more 2: Law firms […]

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Reach Welcomes Two New Board Members!

Reach is excited to announce the addition of two new members of the organization’s Board of Directors: Crystal Moore and Dianne Samuelson. Currently, Crystal Moore is a ProInspire fellow at DC Public Schools. ProInspire is an organization that helps develop, “the next generation of leaders for the nonprofit sector and [helps] organizations effectively achieve their […]

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My Best Reach Moment…

On the last day before break, our students were asked, “What’s been your best Reach moment so far?” Below, enjoy some of their answers: “My best Reach moment was when my student Qur-An learned how to read a book. It made me feel good inside.” – Destiny My best Reach moment was…”when Willis came and […]

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A Month Late

We’re told to give thanks at Thanksgiving. I mean, it’s in the name, so it does make sense. However, I tend to take time to reflect as the year comes to an end. When schools empty, I’m able to take a few moments to think about our 2010 accomplishments. It is during these reflective moments […]

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A White Christmas

I got to live out a dream this week – shopping at a bookstore with an (almost) unlimited budget. If I could have a shopping spree anywhere, it would, without doubt, be at a book store. This week, I got to have some fun! Today, each of our elementary school students received three books. These […]

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Yesterday, we sent our December Update to Reach’s mailing list. Many of our loyal supporters sent congratulatory notes; they were so pleased to hear all our good news. Our donors were happy, everyone was pleased with our progress, and I was really proud to be able to share such good news. Everything seemed to be […]

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Books For Break

Tony has helped Bilal dramatically improve his reading fluency. Destiny’s student Qur-An recently read her very first book. Eriq has worked with Kamari to develop more advanced text comprehension skills. Though it seems that our work just started, we are already seeing tremendous advances in the reading skills of our students at Hyde Leadership! Despite […]

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Challenged By Success

During Reach’s planning year, there came a point when I knew that planning for possibilities had become futile. We had done all the learning we could do in the abstract, and we needed to launch programming to learn through our experiences. This week brought another unexpected challenge, but one that we will undoubtedly learn from. […]

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