Closing the Summer Learning Gap for 10,000 Kids

By Ginger Young, founder and executive director, Book Harvest (This article originally ran in the Durham Herald-Sun on April 24.) Closing gaps is a team effort in the Triangle. A year ago, the United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) worked with partner organizations to organize collective impact collaboratives to tackle some of our region’s thorniest challenges…. Read more »

Girls on the Run Give Back

By Gabby Hart, fifth grade member of Girls on the Run at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Raleigh, NC I can’t believe we collected 932 books! Our goal was 500 and we got WAY more!  You may be thinking how and why we got that many.  For some of the girls on the team, it was our last year and we wanted to… Read more »

Strong Fathers Sharing Stories

By Katie Bauman, Director, Strong Fathers – Durham Editor’s note: Strong Fathers is one of our newest Community Book Bank partners, and we are thrilled to introduce you to the good work they are doing in Durham! If you had only one hour to spend with your child each week, how would you choose to spend it? Would you… Read more »

Rams Rock!

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager The Rogers-Herr Rams , Durham middle schoolers, are planning a book drive. But if their Advanced and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program teacher, Jennifer Miske, has her way, they’ll do much more than just collect books. As she explains, “I try to make things as student directed as I can,” and so she… Read more »