Project Manager update

At the end of each year, I think, “Wow, what a busy year.” This, our seventh year, has been no exception.

This year, we have been busy with:

  • Welcoming, and training Amber Bloom, MSW, who works directly with clinics on the eastern side of the state
  • Visiting 100 clinics throughout the state
  • Launching this blog, Books Build Better Brains
  • Keeping track of our medical director, Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, who gave more than 40 presentations this year, in Wisconsin and 11 other states
  • Organizing and leading our annual meeting, now with 100 attendees, one third of which are medical providers
  • Organizing three legislator/state leader visits to ROR clinics
  • Beginning the collection of our post-intervention parent literacy orientation surveys
  • Assisting 30 clinics in launching ROR programs
  • Submitting 10 grants/requests for funding (six were funded)
  • Attending and presenting at the ROR National Center Leadership Meeting
  • Providing more than 24,000 books in support to 61 clinics
  • Offering strategic planning consultation to two other state affiliates
  • Serving on ROR National Center’s book and network advisory committees

This year, we are especially proud of:

We are consistently grateful for:

  • The amazing clinic staff we work with who volunteer their time to provide parenting support and early literacy promotion faithful to the ROR model
  • Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, which provides us a home, infrastructure support and ongoing guidance
  • ROR National Center staff who cultivate national partners to further the work of early literacy promotion, provide training, resources and support to affiliate staff
  • Our funders, early literacy champions and individual donors who share our passion for children and literacy and without whose support none of the above would have been possible

Infographic showing Reach Out and Read Wisconsin's 2017 highlights part of project manager update


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