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YPG Cares and Read Ahead: Book Wrapping Nights

YPG Cares and Read Ahead: Book Wrapping Nights
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What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by wrapping books to be distributed to elementary school children in the greater NYC area? This is the third year that Hachette Book Group will donate 1,000 books to Read Ahead to spread some extra holiday cheer to their students. Join Read Ahead staff,...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer for Behind the Book

YPG Cares: Volunteer for Behind the Book
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Available Volunteer Slots: October-December 2015 Behind to Book has requested the help of YPG Cares volunteers to assist in their innovative literacy programs, through which they inspire K-12 low-income, under-served NYC public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms through a series of workshops in which authors...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer for Minds Matter

YPG Cares: Volunteer for Minds Matter
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Minds Matter of NYC, a not-for-profit organization that brings high-achieving and motivated high school students from low-income families together with dedicated volunteers to achieve academic excellence and expand educational horizons, is looking for volunteers! They are recruiting for new Mentors, Test Prep Instructors, and Writing & Critical Thinking (W&CT) Advisors for the 2015-2016 school...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer for Books Through Bars

YPG Cares: Volunteer for Books Through Bars
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Books Through Bars is a volunteer-run group that sends donated books to incarcerated people across the country. They accept donations at their NYC location: Freebirds Bookstore, 123 Columbia St., Brooklyn. Right now, we’re currently looking for paperback books about African American history, Native American history, Latin American history, and memoirs by people of color....
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YPG Cares: Volunteer for Goddard Riverside Book Fair

YPG Cares: Volunteer for Goddard Riverside Book Fair
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YPG Cares is proud to support Goddard Riverside Community Center’s 29th Annual New York Book Fair! This will be our fourth year partnering with Goddard Riverside Community Center for their Book Fair. There several opportunities to volunteer in October and November. Volunteers are needed to help sort books on Saturday, October 17th and Saturday, November 14th, from 10am-...
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YPG Cares: New York Cares Day

YPG Cares: New York Cares Day
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WHAT: YPG is proud to have a presence again this year at New York Cares Day, an annual community service event where New York Cares teams up with over 70 NYC public schools and over 4,000 volunteers to accomplish what school budgets can’t. It is the city’s most public opportunity for YPG to contribute to the...
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Story Love #18: Hot Dog with a Moustache

Story Love #18: Hot Dog with a Moustache
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On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, a group of YPG Cares volunteer from AAP Member Houses, led by one intrepid Story Pirate, walked the plank at Midtown Manhattan’s Drama Book Shop. In the process, they read and give love to young buccaneers’ engaging tales, encouraging children’s literacy. Over snacks and seltzer, the Story Lovers marveled...
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YPG Cares: Story Love #18!

YPG Cares: Story Love #18!
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Volunteer with YPG Cares and Story Pirates for the next Story Love event! Come read kids’ amazingly creative short stories, write comments, and nosh on free food on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Drama Book Shop (250 W 40th St). Sound good? RSVP HERE. Email Carly Silver with questions. Story Pirates (http://storypirates.org/), founded in 2003, is a...
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Story Love #17: Paging Dr. Bananas!

Story Love #17: Paging Dr. Bananas!
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On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, a school of YPG Cares volunteers from AAP member houses, along with two Story Pirates, swam to Midtown Manhattan’s Drama Book Shop to say “Aarr!”—and give tons of Story Love to kids’ awesome stories! While noshing on a main course of pizza and garlic knots, followed by dessert—consisting of...
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YPG Cares Planning Committee Meeting

YPG Cares Planning Committee Meeting
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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, Heather Luciano at heather.luciano@palgrave-usa.com and let her know what non-profit you would...
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