For Bronx Librarian, Bringing Books to Homeless Children Inspires Hope
December 20, 2016 / SCO News
December 19, 2016 – Bronx, NY – Lester Holt did a wonderful story on the NBC Nightly News featuring our Crotona Family Residence’s Reading Literacy Program. A manager from the Morrisania Branch Library, Colbert Nembhard, visits the shelter every Wednesday collaborating with our staff to engage toddlers though reading, sing alongs and other activities – sparking their curiosity and promoting the foundation for literacy. The partnership began 8 years ago when Crotona invited the library to do outreach for the children living at the shelter. Early literacy programs like this are now being replicated at shelters throughout NYC. See their story.
Last year, we placed
youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships
children were reunified with their parents who worked hard preparing for their return home