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Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Bukavu

United Arab Emirates

Dubai

United States

Alamance County, NC

Alaska

Ann Arbor, MI

Asheville, NC

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Baltimore, MD

Bend, OR

Birmingham, AL

Boston, MA

Boulder, CO

Buffalo, NY

Cass Clay

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Gloucester, MA

Indianapolis, IN

LA South Bay, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Madison, WI

Miami, FL

New York City, NY

North Minneapolis, MN

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Northern Virginia (NOVA)

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Philadelphia, PA

Piqua, OH

Pittsburgh, PA

Plano, TX

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Poughkeepsie, NY

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Rockport, MA

San Antonio, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Seattle, WA

South Bend, IN

Tallahassee, FL

Twin Cities, MN

Washington, DC

Youngstown, OH

SMILE

I founded the SMILE program for the children in my low income neighborhood, Sycamore Meadows, along with another parent, Sentra. SMILE stands for Sycamore Meadows Introducing Literacy Engagement and is a reading group that I do at my house every other Wednesday where the children ages 2-8 are invited to eat a healthy snack along with my children and listen to a story. We do sight words, ask questions about the book and the children each get to pick out a book from the donated book shelf to take home with them. There are usually between 15-20 kids at every session. I track attendance each time (name and their age - and when they come 4 times they get to pick a prize from the treasure chest). If they read a book to the group then they automatically get to pick a prize and they get a Superstar Reader certificate.

Funded by Ann Arbor, MI (February 2017)