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Giving Thanks for #GivingTuesday

Yesterday, December 1, was the global day of giving where companies, nonprofits, and individuals banded together to support causes close to their hearts. We were happy this year to work with four local restaurants to share our mission of inspiring a love of reading in New York City public school students. Even though the rain poured and […]

December Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer for classroom programs are below. No experience or training is necessary to work with K-12 students as a writing or research coach, art assistant, or field trip supervisor.  If you haven’t volunteered with us before, please complete our brief application to become a member of our team. To sign up for an opportunity, […]

Behind the Book Partners with Four NYC Restaurants on #GivingTuesday

On December 1, 2015, Eat Well and Support BtB Programs We’re so excited to partner with local restaurants on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015, “the global day of giving” to raise funds to continue our immersive literacy programming in under-served public schools across NYC. With many of our programs in Harlem and Brooklyn, it makes perfect […]

The Joy of Volunteering

By Emily Rosenberg “Nothing is more fulfilling than looking across a classroom and seeing every hand raised in excitement,” says Ali Maher Barclay, a Behind the Book volunteer who put in more than 17 hours to help make last school year’s classroom programs a success. Ali worked with kindergartners as they created public service posters […]

Chocolates & Dancing: A Night of Celebration to Benefit NYC Youth!

Behind the Book was joined by friends both old and new on Tuesday, November 17, for Youth INC’s annual Gala Celebration Benefit. The night was a resounding success with over 130 tickets and sponsorships sold. You couldn’t miss us as you walked into the grand ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Friends and supporters gathered around two tables […]

My Journey to Inspiring Kids to Love Reading

By Myra Hernandez When I made the decision to leave the classroom after 14 years as a teacher, I decided to dedicate a year to figuring out what I wanted to do, not as a career, but as a passion, for this next chapter in my life. Like any organized, risk-averse person would do, I […]

Join Us for #GivingTuesday!

SPREAD THE WORD – DONATE – GIVE YOUR TIME The countdown is on! Tuesday, December 1 is #GivingTuesday and Behind the Book has joined this global day of giving with a campaign to support our literacy programs. Whether you volunteer, donate, spread the word, or attend an event – every little bit helps. Our aim this year is to […]

Get Your Tickets and Join BtB’s Annual Benefit Celebration

On Tuesday, November 17 we will be kicking up our heels at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for Celebration, our annual benefit with Youth INC and 12 of the city’s most promising youth-serving nonprofits. The annual benefit gala is a great opportunity to mingle with BtB’s board members, educators, and supporters who enable us to impact the lives of young New Yorkers […]

November Reading Series with Conjunctions

We’re celebrating innovative writing this month as BtB partners with Conjunctions Magazine editor Bradford Morrow to present a stellar night of fiction, poetry and more, on 11/12. Morrow read for our February reading series and, next Thursday, he returns with three of his Conjunctions writers  Andrew Durbin, Paul la Farge, and Edie Meidav. Join us on Thursday, […]