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Reading to Kids Taskforce

Last updated Thursday, December 4, 2014

 
The Reading to Kids Taskforce includes returning volunteers, teachers, and administrators who are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and building the organization. Requirements for joining the Taskforce include
 
    Having volunteered at two or more reading clubs
    Wanting to be involved in the planning, administration, and/or execution of some aspect of the organization.
 
The Taskforce is comprised of several committees, as described below.

Click here for a list of all current Taskforce members.
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Taskforce Committees
 Curriculum
 Fundraising
 Information Technology
 Marketing
 
 Operations
 School Relations
 Special Events
 
 Strategic Planning
 Training
 Volunteer Relations
 
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Curriculum Committee

  Meets monthly to design craft projects and activities for volunteers to incorporate into the reading clubs.
  Chairs:
Carrie Orchard    (Carrie.Orchardreadingtokids.org)
Raquel Rodriguez    (Raquel.Rodriguezreadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Arias, Mireya   
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Brady, Dalet   
Callahan, David   
Chew, Robyn   
Edwards, Hannah   
Haywood, Ebony   
Kong, Nicole   
Lee, Wendy   
Martin, Christopher   
Mcclure, Aubrey   
Montalvo, Melissa   
Orchard, Charlie   
Overby, Melanie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Rickard, David   
Rivera, Jacqueline   
Sandersfeld, Emily   
Shimano, Rich   
Smith, Jen   
Smith, Pamela   
Taher, Nicole   
Vasudevan, Kriththika   

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Fundraising Committee

  Researches and writes grant proposals.
  Handles the annual fund drive.
  Explores and pursues new fundraising avenues.
  Chair:
Mark May    (Mark.Mayreadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Dowdell, Erika   
Luc, Eva   
Moskovitz, Julie   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Sandersfeld, Emily   
Vazquez, Selina   

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Information Technology Committee

  Designs, maintains, and upgrades website.
  Develops and maintains data handling/storage systems for applications, RSVPs, mailing lists, etc.
  Chairs:
Jonathan Ito    (Jonathan.Itoreadingtokids.org)
Rich Shimano    (Rich.Shimanoreadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Ng, Karen   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Rickard, David   
Sykora, David   

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Marketing Committee

  Publicizes Reading to Kids through promotional materials, including press releases, press packs, posters, newsletters, photographs, videos, etc.
  Chair:
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Cramlet, Kathy   
Emping, Diadema   
Jones, Nicholas   
Lin, Jessica   
Moskovitz, Julie   
Orchard, Charlie   
Poulard, Shaina   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Vazquez, Selina   
Wilson, Kori   

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Operations Committee

  Guides, plans, and executes all operational aspects of reading clubs (includes site coordinators, grade level coordinators, and food runners).
  Contacts businesses to solicit donations for the reading clubs, including food for volunteers.
  Chairs:
Jason Axe    (Jason.Axereadingtokids.org)
Mariel Rubio    (Mariel.Rubioreadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Arias-Kim, Mireya   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Callahan, David   
Chung, Paul   
Halpern, Pamela   
Harper-Smith, Kirstin   
Harter, Rachel   
Hensel, Stephen   
Ho, Catherine   
Jones, Katie   
Lee, Jessica   
Lenox, Skylar   
Love-Smith, Ashley   
May, Mark   
Mendez, Jose   
Oktay, Ali   
Orchard, Charlie   
Poulard, Shaina   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Rivera, Jacqueline   
Santana, Loni   
Setareh, David   
Smith, Jen   
Smoot, Andrea   
Sobel, Tamara   
Valenzky, Stefanie   
White, Patrick   

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School Relations Committee

  Works with schools to assist in recruiting kids to attend the reading clubs.
  Chair:
Jacqueline Rivera    (Jacqueline.Riverareadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Chew, Robyn   
Cramlet, Kathy   
Dowdell, Erika   
Edwards, Hannah   
Harter, Rachel   
Lee, Jessica   
Lee, Wendy   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Rubio, Mariel   
Smith, Jen   
Vasudevan, Kriththika   

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Special Events Committee

  Plans social events for volunteers and special events for the organization.
  Chair:
  Members:
Arias, Mireya   
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Chew, Robyn   
Divita, Lili   
Edwards, Hannah   
Emping, Diadema   
Lee, Wendy   
Lin, Jessica   
Moskovitz, Julie   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Sobel, Tamara   
Tarnow, Tami   
Vasudevan, Kriththika   
Wilson, Kori   

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Strategic Planning Committee

  Helps prioritize organizational goals through the assessment of current practices and the development of future actions.
  Chair:
Jason Axe    (Jason.Axereadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Harper-Smith, Kirstin   
Harper-Smith, Kirstin   
Harter, Rachel   
Jones, Matthew   
Jones, Matthew   
Luc, Eva   
Morris, Sean   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Rubio, Mariel   
Shimano, Rich   
Vasquez, Roger   

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Training Committee

  Develops training materials and guides for volunteers and parents.
  Chairs:
Christopher Martin    (Christopher.Martinreadingtokids.org)
Ali Oktay    (Ali.Oktayreadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Chew, Robyn   
Divita, Lili   
Orchard, Charlie   
Poulard, Shaina   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Smith, Jen   
Wilson, Kori   

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Volunteer Relations Committee

  Recruits volunteers for the reading clubs. Efforts include reaching out to volunteer organizations (college groups, businesses, service organizations).
  Chairs:
Eva Luc    (Eva.Lucreadingtokids.org)
Kori Wilson    (Kori.Wilsonreadingtokids.org)
  Members:
Axe, Jason   
Babiarz, Alexandra   
Divita, Lili   
Harter, Rachel   
Lungren, Kathleen   
Orchard, Charlie   
Rapkin, Lindsay   
Rubio, Mariel   
Smith, Jen   


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