brookline literacy partnership
Every school needs a library. Every school needs lots and lots of books. Every school needs strong literacy support to create a foundation for future learning. We hope to provide these resources to schools without access to adequate literacy resources. Please visit our website.
Our mission is to promote equal opportunities for literacy in areas where there are fewer resources than in Brookline, partnering with one school or community at a time.
Our main focus has been trying to create a library at the Emerson School. We have collected over 4,000 books, raised money for literacy resources, and coordinated the help of a volunteer who staffs the library 2 days a week. This year, we have also created two new projects. We have set up a tutoring program where BHS students go to Emerson once a week to help with MCAS prep, homework, and reading. We also started the vacation books project where we raised $3,000 to buy every student at Emerson a hardcover book to take home with them over April Vacation.
The Brookline Literacy Partnership has been working with the Ralph Waldo Emerson School in Roxbury. They have created a very close relationship with the school though their tutoring program and vacation books project. Sadly, the Emerson was one of the Boston Public Schools which was chosen to be closed next year. The Brookline Literacy Partnership now partners with the Mather School in Dorchester.