United Way of Greater Niagara Helps Expand Read in Color

By Sarah Nelson

Last month, United Way of Greater Niagara held a ribbon-cutting cutting ceremony for their Read in Color Little Free Library at Henry J. Kalfas Elementary School in Niagara Falls, NY. The event marked the launch of an initiative aimed at promoting literacy and diversity through the power of books.

“We are excited to bring the Read in Color program to Henry J. Kalfas Elementary School,” said Andrea Gray, President and CEO at United Way of Greater Niagara. “This initiative aligns with our mission to support education and promote inclusivity within our community. By providing access to diverse reading materials, we hope to inspire young minds and foster a life-long love of learning.”

Read in Color is part of United Way of Greater Niagara’s broader commitment to improving education and literacy in the region. Through partnerships with local schools, businesses, and community organizations, United Way continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Niagara County.

The Read in Color initiative has launched in 19 U.S. cities to date, from New York and Washington, D.C. to Atlanta and Phoenix, with plans for even greater expansion this year. More than 250 Read in Color Little Free Libraries and 45,000+ diverse books celebrating Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and other important voices have been shared so far. Learn more and sign the Read in Color pledge!

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