These 1st – 4th Graders are College Bound

Magazine and comic book readers are enthusiasts about the titles that they read, which reflect the active interests that they are passionate about. This is why inserting magazines and comics into a mentoring relationship is so powerful – helping to break the ice and form a bond around common interests. Early in our project, weContinue reading “These 1st – 4th Graders are College Bound”

crowdSPRING has sprung for MagazineLiteracy.org ad campaign

Please join us in thanking the folks at crowdSPRING who have adopted MagazineLiteracy.org as their current Give Back client.  This enables us to tap tens of thousands of very talented and creative designers to produce our online banner ad campaign. Founded by Ross Kimbarovsky and Mike Samson, crowdSPRING was started to help people from aroundContinue reading “crowdSPRING has sprung for MagazineLiteracy.org ad campaign”

Thank you Salesforce.com!

We are just getting started with the nonprofitforce application created by Salesforce.com. Our tremendous potential and power is driven by leveraging technology. Salesforce is the most incredible, flexible, robust tool I have ever encountered. We are already creating customized apps to fit our unique business needs. We thank Salesforce.com for their vision and generous supportContinue reading “Thank you Salesforce.com!”

Dream things that never were and say why not

I was recently asked if the Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project was a person, who would it be? I choose Robert Kennedy whose inspiration is a driving force for generations to come. It is a humanitarian choice about what he symbolizes as a person, not a partisan or politician, as so eloquently voiced by hisContinue reading “Dream things that never were and say why not”

The mightiest shade trees and biggest smiles come from "small" seeds of kindness

I was recently having coffee with a wonderful woman who reached out to invest her time to help grow MagazineLiteracy.org. Every year, she organizes a music recital with the proceeds supporting a charitable cause in her community. She said that the next recital would, in a “small” way support literacy needs in her community byContinue reading “The mightiest shade trees and biggest smiles come from "small" seeds of kindness”

KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read

When you think of magazines and groceries, the first thing that might come to mind are those celebrities looking out at you from the magazine rack in the supermarket checkout line. Recently MagazineLiteracy.org has had a chance to put magazines and groceries together to feed children and families who are both hungry for food, andContinue reading “KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read”

Stacie J. Makes TIME For Kids at PS 242 in Harlem

Stacie J., a successful entrepreneur, fashion model, and actor, who appeared on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice TV show, today joined with teachers and 4th grade students in the after-school program at PS 242 in Harlem, New York to celebrate Reading is Fashionable, a campaign that engages the fashion and style industries to help promote andContinue reading “Stacie J. Makes TIME For Kids at PS 242 in Harlem”

Industry rallies around MagazineLiteracy.org

We were so pleased to be invited to the Folio:Show in New York City this week where we showcased MagazineLiteracy.org to thousands of magazine industry stakeholders. It truly takes an industry to reach a child. We met so many wonderful people and garnered so much heartfelt interest and support for our initiative. We thank theContinue reading “Industry rallies around MagazineLiteracy.org”