Volunteer Kathia Arias with Student

Six in ten school community members say information workshops are vital to family engagement

A recent survey conducted by Learning Leaders named parent information workshops as one of the most important family engagement tools. The survey asked school staff, engaged parents and community volunteers for their opinions on parent involvement. Volunteering in the classroom was deemed the primary parent engagement initiative for educational success, at 64%. Parents building relationships […]

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Book Buddies Take on Bullying with “The Hundred Dresses”

Pfizer Book Buddies volunteers and their student Buddies have been reading The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, the story of a Polish-American girl named Wanda who is mocked for being different. Estes’ book is a story of kindness, compassion, and standing up for what is right, and the book has really resonated with 3rd grade […]

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#GivingTuesday Thanks

Thank you to the schools, volunteers, and community members who joined the #GivingTuesday movement on December 2nd and supported Learning Leaders. Your generous gifts doubled last year’s donations, and your stories of volunteering in NYC schools inspired us. Both PS 94 in the Bronx and PS 221 in Brooklyn were featured in local press for […]

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