“Reach Out and Read (ROR) began with the idea that doctors have a special opportunity to encourage reading aloud in families that are facing the dual challenges of poverty and limited literacy.”
News for our donors who propel us forward. As we all continue to navigate these uncertain times, we appreciate the opportunity to share news of our “New Normal” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community of stakeholders committed to early literacy and health equity, we share a renewed passion for our mission with […]
During these uncertain Coronavirus times, keep your children’s brains active with these at-home educational and entertaining activities. They require varying levels of supervision, to help you stay sane also!
Reach Out and Read Colorado’s ReFUND Registration Number
Imagine if taxpayers chose to donate just a portion of their refunds back to local organizations like Reach Out and Read Colorado — the impact would be remarkable! Well, that’s exactly what the new ReFUND CO program helps people do.
Interested in working in a collaborative work environment with the opportunity to make an impact? Reach Out and Read Colorado is currently hiring a Development Manager.
We’re thrilled to share a special Colorado Gives Day message with you from Reach Out and Read champion and country music star, Coy Bowles with the Zac Brown Band! Coy is a father, children’s book author, and an advocate for early education literacy and literacy. Join Coy in sharing the magic of reading with kids all across Colorado. Give the […]
Colorado Gives Day, a statewide movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to give where they live, is less than one week away on Tuesday, December 10th! This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Colorado Gives Day. Over the past decade, Colorado has donated over $217 MILLION to local nonprofit organizations through this […]
Join Reach Out and Read Colorado for a family-friendly open house in La Junta, CO on Thursday, October 10th from 4:30-6:30PM.
Join Reach Out and Read Colorado for a family-friendly open house in Pueblo, CO on Tuesday, October 15th from 4:30-6:30PM.
Do you know where Reach Out and Read Colorado gets all the gently-used books that find their ways into our partner clinic waiting rooms? From local book drives! During the month of September, two generous corporations – Snooze Eatery and Bellco Credit Union – have partnered with Reach Out and Read Colorado to host their […]
Reach Out and Read Colorado is excited to host their inaugural gala, Where the Wild Things Read, on September 19, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
It’s ironic that I work in television, because all I ever want to do is read. People often ask me, “What is your favorite show?” or “What are you binge watching right now?” The answer is always “NOTHING!” When I’m not on air, or driving my kids around town, or playing fetch with our new dog, I’m deep into a book.
Jessie is a passionate educator and nonprofit professional with nine years of experience in education and literacy. Her motivation to ensure that all kids have a literacy foundation has been at the forefront of her work. She understands the difference a book can make and the power that comes from connecting with literature. These passions […]
Colorado families leave health check-ups every day with a new book, a first book, a favorite book, sometimes an only book. In neighborhoods where appropriate reading material is limited by geography or financial status, Reach Out and Read Colorado provides access to and ownership of brand new, high-quality children’s books. For those who never learned […]
Custer County became a part of Reach Out and Read Colorado in 2018, since then we have prescribed a free book to every child seen in our vaccination clinic. We are very small and rural and we only provide vaccinations in our office, no other services. Our population is very small but each child that […]
I work as the Mineral County Public Health Nurse for the Silver Thread Public Health District as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the Creede Family Practice. Living and working in Creede, Colorado for the last nine years has allowed me many opportunities to fill and serve the needs of our community. I provide […]
My name is Dee Daniels. I am the Program Director and certified pediatric nurse practitioner for the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado. I also serve as an adjunct Senior Instructor for the University of Colorado College of Nursing. The Sie Center for Down Syndrome opened its doors in November 2010 thanks […]
Reach Out and Read Colorado welcomed Anne Tengler as its new executive director on April 8. Anne has served in leadership, management, and volunteer board roles for leading nonprofits for over 25 years. A former CEO and business owner serving Latino communities in Colorado, Arizona, and Texas, Anne’s expertise in growing and scaling her business […]
Governor John Hickenlooper has been an exceptional advocate for the Reach Out and Read Colorado program. His dedication to the mission of Reach Out and Read Colorado as Mayor of Denver and Governor of Colorado and his promotion of early literacy has been an incredibly powerful catalyst for our statewide impact. Governor Hickenlooper has sent […]
Blog feature by Ms. Heather, Director of the Goddard School of Littleton The Denver area Goddard Schools have completed our annual book drive. Nine Goddard Schools participated this year, and we collected a total of 5,168 books! We are so thrilled to be able to participate in this event and donate to a great cause. The building blocks […]
As an advocate working in the field of early childhood health and development, I had a lot of tools at my disposal when I became a parent. I recall returning from the hospital in May of 2016, a few days after giving birth to my beautiful daughter, Nora, and immediately sitting down and opening a […]
I’ve been able to use my lunch hour to break from my daily work routine, support an organization that does great work, and be surrounded by books—how could I not love it? I estimate that I’ve counted and sorted thousands of donated books, discarding those that are damaged and weeding out books that are outdated, […]
Reach Out and Read Colorado has been on my radar screen since late 2016, when I began looking for a nonpolitical organization to which I might make holiday gift donations for my family. Nothing seemed more appealing than furthering the cause of pairing young children with something to read. I remember hoping each Christmas for […]
It is an honor to be in touch with each of you, from the Reach Out and Read National Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, the birthplace of Reach Out and Read. I want to start with a note of appreciation and gratitude for Meredith Hintze’s leadership to Reach Out and Read Colorado over the past decade. […]
I was raised by readers. When I was young, my mother was partial to Agatha Christie and Margaret Walker. My father was a Steinbeck man, but he also loved mysteries. I read books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lucy Maude Montgomery, Louise Fitzhugh, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Louisa May Alcott, and more. In 1984, the year […]
Congratulations to our Communications Director, Maureen Maycheco for being named the PR News‘ Nonprofit Communicator of the Year at PR News’ CSR & Nonprofit Awards Luncheon this morning in Washington, DC at the National Press Club! This award is the product of a great deal of hard work and constant encouragement to push innovation and create best […]
Guest feature by Heather Rast, Global Brand and Communications Manager, Swisslog Healthcare. It’s not often a business-to-business technology company serving some of the largest hospital systems in the nation can directly impact early childhood education, yet the leadership of Swisslog Healthcare strives to accomplish just that with a recent donation to Reach Out & Read […]
Manmeet founded City Health Works in 2013 to create a business case for neighborhood-based health coaching. City Health Works has become a national example of how to deploy locally hired care teams to improve health, reduce spending, and create rewarding jobs. It has been featured in Politico, PBS Newshour, the Economist, NPR, and elsewhere. Prior to launching City […]
Wear your heart on your sleeve. Wear your love of books on your feet. Show your support for Reach Out and Read Colorado. Donate $45 in the month of February and you will receive a customized pair of Reach Out and Read Colorado socks. Shipping included. (Fair Market Value: $5)
Congrats are in order for our Communications Director, Maureen Maycheco! Maureen has been recognized for her pioneering communications work as a PR News Nonprofit Communicator of the Year finalist. Good luck, Maureen! Our newest parent engagement resource, A Story About Reading, was also announced as a finalist for PR News’ CSR & Nonprofit Awards in the External […]
Hello! My name is Felice Daniels. I am a mother, a Site Coordinator for Reach Out and Read Colorado, and a Registered Nurse with Mesa County Public Health, that has witnessed first-hand the positive impact books have in the lives of our children and families. I feel privileged to have been able to share the […]
There are no current openings at Reach Out and Read Colorado.
Over the past decade, Reach Out and Read Colorado and I have grown up together. And, this nimble organization and I have been lucky to share our experience with the support and guidance from some incredible health care providers across Colorado. When I joined the Reach Out and Read Colorado in 2009, it was a […]
Meredith Hintze announces her resignation from Reach Out and Read Colorado and her next role as the Director, Foundation Operations and Community Engagement at COPIC. Denver, Colorado (Monday, January 14, 2019) – Meredith Hintze, Executive Director of Reach Out and Read Colorado since 2016, announced her resignation this week. During her tenure, Hintze made respect […]
December is a time to give and once again this year Reach Out and Read Colorado will partner with Tattered Cover, Suncor, Well Data Labs and Barnes and Noble Thorncreek Crossing to prescribe more books to Colorado children and families from low-income households along the front range. Please consider contributing to this effort by stopping by your […]
Watch as incredible community members from Bruner Family Medicine Center along with Reach Out and Read Colorado decision makers, connected by the power of reading, share personal stories of imagination, opportunity, wonder, curiosity, happiness, and more. A special thank you to the incredible team at One K Creative for creative direction and production of our […]
The Reach Out and Read Colorado staff compiled a short list of recommended books for this Winter season. Some classic and some new, all have warmed our hearts during the cold (and sometimes warm) Winter weather. What book would you add to the list? Annie’s pick –Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Maureen’s pick – Good […]
For the ninth year, Colorado Gives Day will spotlight philanthropy and community good on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This is an effort to support Colorado nonprofits and online giving where members of the community make donations to their favorite causes during this 24-hour period, generating a profound collective impact. Last year, more than $33 million was donated […]
I have been a pediatrician and a mother of four for over 28 years and have always appreciated the value of reading in the lives of my children and patients. Even if the research were not so convincing, my observations would support the importance of reading. The experience of sharing a book with a child in […]
As Southwest Regional Coordinator for Reach Out and Read Colorado, I often discuss the opportunity for connection that reading a book with a child can create for providers, nurses, and parents. I had an emblematic experience with a young girl at Mercy Family Medicine in Durango during my annual site visit. As part of my […]
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