Community Service

The YPG’s community service initiative, YPG Cares, was formed to promote our mission to give junior employees a chance to build a network outside of their own publishing houses and to support literacy-related intiatives in New York City’s volunteer community.

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YPG College & University Outreach Training

Would you be interested in speaking about career opportunities in book publishing at colleges and universities—your alma mater or elsewhere—in the area? AAP would love YPG members to represent the publishing industry and www.bookjobs.com at local educational institutions. We will provide you with all the handouts, materials, and training you might need, but we...
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YPG Cares Planning Committee

If you are interested in planning, organizing, and running a YPG Cares volunteer event or just getting more involved in doing outreach for a literacy-related non-profit—either one we’ve done in past years or a totally new initiative—please email the YPG Cares Chair Emma Brockway at ebrockway@scholastic.com and let her know what non-profit you would...
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YPG Cares Volunteers Featured on Postscriptd

Check out this video that Postscriptd did on the second annual YPG Cares event for World Book Night 2013!
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YPG Cares Invited to Goddard Riverside Volunteer BBQ

We’re looking forward to volunteering for the Goddard Riverside Book Fair again this fall. Whether you helped out last year or not, Goddard has invited any and all YPG Cares members interested in learning more about Goddard, their book fair, or other available volunteering opportunities, to join their volunteer BBQ on Wednesday, August 14th...
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Mt. Sinai’s Reach Out and Read Program

Mt. Sinai’s Reach Out and Read Program

YPG Cares is collaborating withMt. Sinai Medical Center’s Reach Out and Read (ROR) Program for a third year, so if you have summer Fridays (either half-day or full day Friday options, which vary from house-to-house), please consider using one of them to read to sick children. YPG Cares is organizing small groups (2-3 members...
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YPG Cares: Housing Works Open Air Street Fair

Every year Housing Works Bookstore puts on a festive, all-day shopping bazaar called the Open Air Street Fair. Books are sold along with other items like records, CDs, clothing, and accessories to benefit the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS. Housing Works has asked YPG to be a part of making the day possible!
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YPG Cares Showers Story Love on Kids (#8)

On Tuesday, May 7th, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at The Drama Book Shop (250 W. 40th Street), join the crew and show your Story Love at YPG Cares eighth volunteer event. Help Story Pirates capture their goal to provide hand-written, positive editorial feedback to this year’s bounty of local NYC school kids’ short stories.
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BookExpo America 2013: Call for YPG Volunteers

BookExpo America reached out to YPG specifically to offer us an opportunity to volunteer at BEA 2013. Show dates are Thursday, May 30th through Saturday, June 1st at the Javits Center. Areas that need volunteers include prepping the author breakfasts, monitoring and running the autographing area, assisting the BEA conference program, preparing for and...
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YPG + RTW World Book Night Give-Away

YPG + RTW World Book Night Give-Away

It’s not too late to join us to support World Book Night 2013! As many of you already know, World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books, to be held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. It...
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YPG’s NBA House Party Donates over $3,000 to NBF’s BookUp

YPG’s NBA House Party Donates over $3,000 to NBF’s BookUp

It has been several months since 300-plus of you joined the YPG Planning Committee at Random House for the National Book Awards House Party. You have inevitably gotten good use out of your Baby Got Book tote bags as well, and we are proud to bring back those memories with the announcement that YPG...
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