Tag Archives: #volunteering opportunities

Student Book Design: The Finishing Touch

Our favorite thing about the end of the semester is easily the student books. Here at the Behind the Book office, we love seeing the new boxes come in…a feeling that is second only to handing those books to the student authors and illustrators, and seeing their pride in their published product. These books are […]

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 […]

Program Spotlight: PS 154 with Anna Goldman

Every time we enter a new classroom we begin a new partnership with a teacher. We come with book recommendations, curriculum guides, project suggestions, and questions about what our teachers want to achieve with the program. Sometimes we meet a teacher whose answers strike to the heart of our programs. And those partnerships lead to great […]

Internships with Behind the Book – Development Opportunity

Calling all future educators, aspiring literacy advocates, and development and communications buffs: BtB is offering internship opportunities. You can also see the post to apply for Program Intern. Development & Communications Intern Location: New York, New York, 10030, United States Area of Focus: Children and Youth Skills: Writing, research Last Day to Apply: Ongoing Paid […]

Celebrating our Student Authors

It’s that time of year again. As our programs wrap up we’re busy delivering student-authored books to our classes, attending publishing parties and watching students open the books to the contents page to find their names among the list of authors. It’s time to celebrate our young authors. As we add another student book to our Gallery, it’s easy to see […]

Thank You to Our Volunteers

By Volunteer Coordinator Emily Rosenberg At the beginning of every program we tell students that they’ll be working with writing coaches individually or in small groups. We want them to experience an intimate professional writing workshop and to thrive as authors under the attention of an editor. We’re able to keep that promise thanks to the 125 volunteers […]

BtB on Women’s Radio Network

This month the Women’s Radio Network contacted Behind the Book’s Executive Director and Founder, Jo Umans, to find out about what inspired Behind the Book and to chat a little about our programs. Catch Jo’s interview here!   And in case you missed the ending – with more workshops in more schools than ever before this […]