Meet Our Volunteers

Florence Brown

Read-Aloud Volunteer

Florence begins every Wednesday reading one-on-one to four different children. Her students range from ages four to eight years old.

She immigrated from Italy and grew up in North Beach speaking Italian.

Sometimes her former students stop in at the library to hug her after the reading session ends.

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Successes

Read-Aloud Students show improvement in student reading skills »

Many thanks to David Graeven, a sociologist and social psychologist, for his work on behalf of the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program.

Cities of Service Grant awarded to Richmond nonprofits »

Read-Aloud Volunteer program was one of three nonprofit organizations awarded a Cities of Service grant to harness the power of volunteers to help improve Richmond students’ literacy skills.

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