Importance of Summer Reading

Kristen StrobbeBooks, Outcomes

The Importance of Summer Reading

Soon, the days will be sunny, the breezes will be warm, and the afternoons will be lazy. Summer is coming for Chicago and there’s no better summer activity than reading … Read More

“I Am” Poems

Sara MartinezPrograms, Volunteers

Celebrating Poetry with I am Poems

In honor of World Poetry Day, my Lozano and Washington Irving Workplace Mentoring students wrote their own poems. They created their own “I Am” poems, which is an imaginative biographical … Read More

Biographies of Rad Women

Ellen WernerBooks

Biographies of Rad Women

This year more than ever, our WITS students have been devouring biographies! From picture book biographies and early readers to longer chapter books, our Mid-Day Mentoring and Workplace Mentoring students … Read More

Read Across America Day

Nick ColbertBooks, Events

Read Across America Day

Today, many schools and libraries celebrate a wonderful national holiday know as Read Across America Day. Read Across America Day was started by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to recognize the joy of … Read More