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.
of young adults in foster care (18+) are enrolled in school or working
of residents in our NYC shelters were successfully discharged to stable housing