All posts by Mary Jo Weinig

The Partnerships Continue to Grow: Teachers College and the American Museum of Natural History

Kwanzaa 2013 at the American Museum of Natural History was outstanding. The number of attendees surely hit a record level, and the museum was rocking all afternoon. We were really delighted to be there again with our museum partner, and even more delighted to have our new partner from Teachers College/ Columbia University with us.

How Read a Recipe for Literacy Works, Week by Week

On my recent trip to Italy I was asked by my colleague, Dr. Peter Fischer, Syracuse University in Florence, to describe our program in more detail. The following serves as my answer. Twenty 4th and 5th graders meet after school for one hour a week for a period of six weeks. They may meet in

Village of Greenport, New York

The Village of Greenport is a wonderful community on the North Fork of Long Island with a interesting maritime history.   If you don’t know it, read about it and visit soon.   We’re lucky to have our program running there.  The children are true members of the community, as you can see. And check

Blue Duck Bakery

Congratulations to Julie and Heather and to all the children in our autumn programs. It’s great to watch them grow. Very big thanks to our partners. The Blue Duck Bakery did a bang-up job last week at their new Greenport branch. If you haven’t been to the new location, don’t wait any longer. It’s beautiful.

Syracuse University in Florence