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Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presents the 29th Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner

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Volunteer for Non-Profit Children’s Literacy Workshops

Become a volunteer with Behind the Book (www.behindthebook.org), a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are taught as part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12th grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects.

You need no experience or training to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach to engage and encourage students as they work on their projects.

The classroom workshop below needs your help next month in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  To sign up to volunteer, please reply with the program code to volunteer (at) behindthebook.org:

Program 241RW128

Date & Time: Thursday, December 8th from 9:05 – 10:35 AM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

Overview: Third-graders read Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson, the story of celebrated African-American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian Florence Mills and her efforts to bring positive change to her Harlem community. The engaging story is the students’ inspiration to write about a problem they’d like to address in their own community. Writing coaches will assist them as they work on their current draft.

Please visit our volunteer opportunities page at http://www.behindthebook.org/current-volunteer-opportunities/ for more workshop dates around New York City.  Join our team to receive announcements of new classroom programs by completing our brief questionnaire at http://www.behindthebook.org/join-us/volunteer/.

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Volunteer for Non-Profit Children’s Literacy Workshops

Become a volunteer with <a href=”http://www.behindthebook.org/”>Behind the Book</a>, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are taught as part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12th grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects.

You need no experience or training to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach to engage and encourage students as they work on their projects.

The classroom workshop below needs your help this month in Fort Greene.  To sign up to volunteer, please reply with the program code to volunteer (at) behindthebook.org:

Program 46PK11282

Date & Time: Monday, November 28th – 8:15 – 9:15 AM and 9:20 – 10:20 AM (Volunteers can participate in one or both sessions)  
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

Overview: Inspired by Patricia Keeler‘s captivating book Drumbeat in Our Feet, about how African stories and traditions are passed down through dance and music, third-graders will research the people, culture, and geography of an African country of their choice. The information they collect will be compiled into a student-created brochure about the country. Volunteers will assist students in polishing their writing for their final draft.

To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, <a href=”http://www.behindthebook.org/join-us/volunteer/”>please complete our brief questionnaire</a>. You can also check for <a href=”http://www.behindthebook.org/current-volunteer-opportunities/”>other current volunteer opportunities</a> on our site.

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