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 Cares Takes a Stand for Literacy with LitWorld

YPG Cares Takes a Stand for Literacy with LitWorld

On September 22, 2011, YPG Cares volunteers will collaborate with LitWorld to stand up for girls and their right to go to school and learn to read and write. This day marks the launch of a campaign to advocate for a transformative new era in girls' education.
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YPG Cares Hits the Street (Fair): Housing Works Bookstore and Thrift Shop’s Sixth Annual Open Air Street Fair

YPG Cares Hits the Street (Fair): Housing Works Bookstore and Thrift Shop’s Sixth Annual Open Air Street Fair

On Sunday, June 5, 2011, a wonderful group of YPG Cares volunteers donated the remaining hours of their weekend to help out at Housing Works Bookstore's 6th Annual Open Air Street Fair.
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YPG Helps Center for Fiction

YPG Helps Center for Fiction

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, YPG Cares members from several AAP member publishing houses set out to conquer a great task—to unpack and organize 10,000 books ranging from the preschool to high school age range at the Center for Fiction (CFF).
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YPG Cares Supports Room to Write

Thursday, April 14, 2011, marked the second annual Room to Write Reading Celebration for students from the Bronx Early College Academy. The event was hosted by YPG Planning Committee Chair Kate Childs at the Random House Library and Auditorium, where approximately 20 seventh- and eighth-grade students delivered dramatic readings in front of family, friends,...
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YPG Cares Gets Its “Hands On New York”

YPG Cares Gets Its “Hands On New York”

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, a group of YPG Cares volunteers braved the unseasonably cold weather to support New York Cares for a second time as participants in Hands On New York Day.
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YPG Cares Supports Project Cicero

YPG Cares Supports Project Cicero

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, a group of YPG members from several AAP member publishing houses volunteered to help with Project Cicero, an annual nonprofit book drive established in 2001 whose mission is to provide books to underfunded New York City public schools.
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YPG Cares Supports Read Across America Day

YPG Cares Supports Read Across America Day

On Thursday, Feb 24th, 2011, several members of YPG Cares from various AAP member publishing houses showed their support for the NEA's Read Across America Day by attending the unveiling of a 26-foot-tall “READ” installation on the steps of the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
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YPG Cares Shows “Story Love”

YPG Cares Shows “Story Love”

On Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm, 28 members of YPG Cares from over 13 AAP member publishing houses met in midtown Manhattan’s Drama Book Shop to volunteer with the Story Pirates on their Story Love project.
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YPG Cares Volunteers Assist Center for Fiction

YPG Cares Volunteers Assist Center for Fiction

On Saturday, January 22nd, over 20 YPG members from a vast array of AAP member houses gathered at The Center for Fiction to assist with their Books for NYC Schools program.
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