He came hurtling toward her shouting, "Mrs. Book, Mrs. Book" when he saw her again in the fall. He was a four-year-old Headstart preschool student in the Chicago area, and she is a volunteer reader with the Chicagoland West chapter of Assistance League.
Their interaction typifies the nationwide relationships between students and volunteers in Assistance League literacy programs. She read to him last year and gave him books to take home and keep. He remembered both her face and the special time she spent with him encouraging him to love books. More...
The National Board is pleased to announce that Gordon Levy has been hired to fill Assistance League's new staff position of Business Operations Manager. His first day was Monday, August 3, 2015. He will be responsible for managing all national office operations.
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