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The Reading Connection
Last updated on September 4, 2014


The Reading Connection gives children in housing crisis the foundation for a lifelong love of reading by offering read-aloud experiences that share stories and reading-related activities. TRC distributes new books to these children so they begin to see themselves as readers and achievers.

Teams of volunteers work weekly with children in 12 housing crisis sites. Five of these sites are in Arlington, three are in Alexandria, two in DC and two in Fairfax County. TRC holds monthly orientations for new volunteers.

The Reading Connection was founded in 1989 by Arlington Public School teachers, who noticed children from shelters in their classrooms. They began reading to the children in the shelters whenever they could. TRC became incorporated as a 501c(3) organization in 1992, and now serves children in 12 sites.

Contact people:

 Stephanie Berman, Program Manager, (703) 528-8317 , ext 10, (email)
Judy Hijikata, Communications Director, (703) 528-8317 , ext. 14, (email)

Main office number: (703) 528-8317
Office fax number: (703) 528-3225


 4001 N. 9th Street, Suite 226
Arlington, VA 22203
This location is handicap accessible
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 In Randolph Towers on N. 9th Street between Quincy and Randolph.
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Ballston,
  Walk distance (in minutes): 5
Last updated on September 4, 2014

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