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Become a Reading Partner at Wheatley

This message is from the organization Reading Partner about how you can volunteer and make a difference in our community.

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Become a Reading Partner!

Can you share just one hour each week with a student in the neighborhood who is struggling to read? Become a reading partner today!

By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. We provide an easy to use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. You bring your commitment and we’ll help you with everything else. One of our partner schools is Wheatley Education Campus, located at 1299 Neal St NE, near the recreation center.

Trinidad residenunnamedt Chester Eng has been volunteering with Reading Partners for over a year and says, “I love living in Trinidad, but I hadn’t gotten involved as much as I would have liked to. I thought Reading Partners would be a fulfilling, enriching, and productive way to become involved in the community. I just Googled “volunteer reading groups Trinidad Washington DC,” filled out the volunteer form, and I got a call about getting started the next day.”

To sign up to be a reading partner, please fill out the form found at http://readingpartners.org/volunteer/. If you have any questions, please call (202) 701-9110 or email volunteerDC@readingpartners.org.

Become a TNA member and consider joining the Board of Directors!

Cartoon by Bob Pomfret, copyright Oxford Brookes University. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK

Cartoon by Bob Pomfret, copyright Oxford Brookes University. Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK

That’s right—we can’t do this without you and the support of the community! At our January meeting, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, TNA will hold an election for a new Board of Directors. To vote, and/or to be eligible for the Board, you simply need to be a current TNA member, and that’s just $5 per year.

The Trinidad Neighborhood Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected among the membership. Any member in good standing may be nominated and, if elected, serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a term of one year. You can read a copy of our current bylaws, revised and adopted on February 20, 2013.

Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the general governance of TNA. Additionally, Board members serve an advisory function toward the aim of developing a long-range strategic plan as well as annual goals and targets for TNA. Some board members may serve as Officers. Officers of TNA are elected among the members Board of Directors.

So be sure to become a member and attend our upcoming meeting—we’ve got some great ideas in store for 2014! And don’t forget to share this information with your friends and neighbors.

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