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Congratulations, Karen Schaufeld!

September 3, 2021

Since 1983, The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia has presented its Community Leadership Award annually for outstanding community service and dedication to improving the quality of life for all Northern Virginians. This year’s recipient is none other than Karen Schaufeld, co-founder of All Ages Read Together.   Karen has worked her entire life creating innovative solutions to address the … Continue reading “Congratulations, Karen Schaufeld!”

Hiring a part-time preschool assistant teacher!

August 23, 2021

All Ages Read Together seeks a part-time Assistant Teacher for a kindergarten readiness class beginning mid-September in Reston, VA. Classes will be held Monday & Wednesday morning.      1 . Must have early childhood education/experience.      2. Reference and background check are required.      3. Bilingual English/Spanish is required. If interested, please … Continue reading “Hiring a part-time preschool assistant teacher!”

10th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy

July 22, 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! Join AART for the 10th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy! Date: Thursday, September 30th, 2021 Time: 9:00 am shotgun start Price: $160 Your green fees are all-inclusive and include: 18 holes, cart rental, grab & go breakfast, bbq awards reception, and open bar (beer & wine) Results and awards will … Continue reading “10th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy”

July Newsletter

July 22, 2021

We just published our July Newsletter!

AART is Now Enrolling for Fall!

July 22, 2021

AART IS NOW ENROLLING! All Ages Read Together is now enrolling for new classes beginning September 2021 in Alexandria, Herndon, Leesburg, and Sterling! All classes will follow CDC guidelines and masks will be required for everyone. AART is designed for children who fall in the gap between those who qualify for publicly funded programs, such … Continue reading “AART is Now Enrolling for Fall!”

A Day in the Life: AART Summer Class

July 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside an AART classroom? I had the pleasure of following along with an AART summer class in Leesburg, where I joined students during a fun-filled day of learning and play. I talked with our dedicated teachers and volunteers about what they do during a typical day of teaching, … Continue reading “A Day in the Life: AART Summer Class”

The Results are In

July 6, 2021

Thank you so much for voting for us in the Target Circle Program. We received $5,965.29 to help us further our mission of providing free preschool education to at-risk children in our community, with the help of your generous votes. This donation came from a larger pool of funds donated from Target to nonprofits tied … Continue reading “The Results are In”

Monthly Newsletter

June 8, 2021

New monthly newsletter is ready for you to read! You can view it here: https://bit.ly/aartnewsjune2021

AART is Now Enrolling Summer Kindergarten Readiness Classes in Loudoun County!

May 28, 2021

All Ages Read Together is now enrolling preschool readiness classes for rising kindergarteners who have no preschool experience. This is specifically for families located in Leesburg or Sterling. Priority will be given to students entering kindergarten in Fall 2021 at Sugarland, Sterling, and Leesburg Elementary.  When: June 29th – July 29th Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and … Continue reading “AART is Now Enrolling Summer Kindergarten Readiness Classes in Loudoun County!”

AART Partners with the Dulles Greenway in Family-Friendly Race

May 26, 2021

The Dulles Greenway is hosting its inaugural Run the Greenway Race on May 1, 2021. This family-friendly event provides a socially distant convening opportunity and fundraising vehicle for All Ages Read Together and other participating Loudoun County, Virginia organizations. “The Dulles Greenway is committed to serving the Loudoun community and we are honored to directly … Continue reading “AART Partners with the Dulles Greenway in Family-Friendly Race”

April Newsletter

April 23, 2021

The April newsletter has been published! You can read it here https://bit.ly/aartapril2021  

AART Partners with Target Circle!

April 13, 2021

We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have a chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! Now through June 30, 2021, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help … Continue reading “AART Partners with Target Circle!”

Giving Tuesday 2020

November 16, 2020

Will you give a book to change a life? AART will be participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, on Tuesday, December 1st. We are raising funds for our 2020-2021 book budget! We have a donor match, so you can double your impact! Learn more at https://bit.ly/changealife2020

AART Was Featured in a TV News Segment!

September 25, 2020

AART was on Local DVM and our new outdoor classes were featured as part of their #somethinggood segment! The reporter experienced the magic of our classes firsthand and interviewed some of our board and staff! Watch the video below:

Calling all AART Superheroes!

June 18, 2020

As we begin the preparations for restarting our in-person classes, we are putting together a series of health protocols to help keep our teaching staff, volunteers, and students safe. Everyone in the classroom will be required to wear a mask, which brings a new set of challenges for our young learners. “Being able to see … Continue reading “Calling all AART Superheroes!”

Read May’s Newsletter

May 28, 2020

Fresh off the presses – AART’s May newsletter! You can read it here: https://bit.ly/aartmay2020  

Speaking of Reading

May 27, 2020

Our very own Julie Brunson, Program Director, and Lara Major, Board Vice Chair, Class Sponsor, and Volunteer, are featured in a brand new video podcast called Speaking of Reading. Speaking of Reading shares and promotes the benefits of reading to young children from infancy. Each video will share practical tips to engage young readers, ways … Continue reading “Speaking of Reading”

GiveChoose Results

May 26, 2020

Wow! We had quite an exciting GiveChoose campaign earlier this month. We exceeded our goal by raising $14,069.82! The generosity of the GiveChoose donors allows our program to continue providing vital preschool programming to the most vulnerable children in your community and ensure they are ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Thank you to … Continue reading “GiveChoose Results”

Read AART’s April Newsletter

April 24, 2020

Dear Friend, Over the past few weeks, I have felt that everyone associated with this organization – staff, volunteers, board, and donors – have been “walking in our purpose.” I am incredibly proud of our amazing team, who were able to quickly implement a 100% virtual program so our students could continue learning at home. I … Continue reading “Read AART’s April Newsletter”

All Ages Read Together Announces $5,000 Matching Gift Challenge

April 21, 2020

(Herndon, VA) – Early childhood education is vital for every child to achieve success in their academic journey. It not accessible to everyone, however. Federally-funded preschool programs typically have long waitlists, and private preschools are often too expensive for lower-to-middle class families. Although Virginia delivers some preschool services, they are not universal or accessible for … Continue reading “All Ages Read Together Announces $5,000 Matching Gift Challenge”

What AART is Learning From the Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

By: Michelle Sullivan, Executive Director The COVID-19 pandemic has been a humbling experience for our organization. We have had to shift and adapt our program in the span of just a few short weeks – something that is not easy in the best of times. AART’s educational model focuses on individualized learning – meeting students … Continue reading “What AART is Learning From the Coronavirus”

AART Goes Virtual

April 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AART is utilizing virtual resources to help keep students learning.  Learn more at http://bit.ly/2V6zkS7  

9th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy

April 13, 2020

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! Join AART for their 9th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020. The event starts at 9:00 am – ALL drinks included with a boxed breakfast & lunch.

Run the Greenway – Join Team AART!

March 26, 2020

The Dulles Greenway is hosting its inaugural Run the Greenway Race on May 1, 2021. This family-friendly event provides a socially distant convening opportunity and fundraising vehicle for All Ages Read Together and other participating Loudoun County, Virginia organizations. “The Dulles Greenway is committed to serving the Loudoun community and we are honored to directly … Continue reading “Run the Greenway – Join Team AART!”

AART’s Board of Directors Grows

June 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce that two new members have joined our Board of Directors. Lara Major and Debbie White are our newest board members. Lara is an educational consultant with over 18 years of experience facilitating professional development of teachers in early literacy instruction. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was a classroom teacher … Continue reading “AART’s Board of Directors Grows”

All Ages Read Together 9th Annual Horseshoe Hoedown

June 22, 2019

Save the Date for our 9th Annual Horseshoe Hoedown on October 26th, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year we’ll have a Halloween theme and family friendly fun for all! Click to donate sponsor or buy tickets.

8th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy Golf Tournament is a Success

June 5, 2019

Golfers teed up at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club on May 9th in a tournament to benefit All Ages Read Together (AART). The tournament was the inspiration of AART board member Peter Knapp, who remarked, “Eight years ago we decided to have a golf tournament and, now, it has become an annual tradition. This … Continue reading “8th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy Golf Tournament is a Success”

AART 8th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy

March 3, 2019

Please join us for our 8th annual golf tournament raising funds for our preschool programs. Registration is open. The tournament will again be held at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, Thursday, May 9. All food, drinks, and snacks are included with the registration green fee of $150.00. You don’t have to be able to … Continue reading “AART 8th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy”

Local Dignitaries Share Their Love of Reading at Kick-off Event for the All Ages Read Together Read-A-Thon

February 15, 2019

All Ages Read Together (AART) kicked off the 2019 AART Read-A-Thon at Cascades Library on Thursday, February 14 with Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Supervisor Suzanne Volpe, and Supervisor Koran Saines as well as Loudoun County Library Director Chang Liu. Area leaders read to children who attend the Cascades Library AART class. … Continue reading “Local Dignitaries Share Their Love of Reading at Kick-off Event for the All Ages Read Together Read-A-Thon”

AART’s 3rd Annual Read-A-Thon

February 1, 2019

On Thursday February 14th, Valentine’s Day 2019, AART will kick-off our 3rd Annual Read-A-Thon to encourage a love of reading and raise funds in support of our programs. Individuals, book clubs, schools, and businesses are all encouraged to participate. Our kick-off event will be held at the Cascades Library from 1 to 2 p.m. with … Continue reading “AART’s 3rd Annual Read-A-Thon”

AART Receives a Matching Donor for Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by … Continue reading “AART Receives a Matching Donor for Giving Tuesday”

AART Chosen as WTOP Charity of the Month

June 19, 2018

Exciting news!  July’s WTOP Charity of the Month/Federal News Radio Community Spotlight is reserved for All Ages Read Together!  This promotion will give us unparalleled visibility across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region.

AART Nominated by NOVA Chamber of Commerce for Nonprofit of the Year

May 25, 2018

AART is proud to have been chosen by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce as an Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards nominee in the nonprofit category. The Northern Virginia Chamber’s Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards honor individuals, businesses and non-profits for above-and-beyond business leadership, employee engagement, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). AART’s management staff attended the award … Continue reading “AART Nominated by NOVA Chamber of Commerce for Nonprofit of the Year”

It’s Graduation Season at AART

May 17, 2018

AART graduations are a special time of year, an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Some of our students first arrive at our classes quiet, some struggling to leave their parents or with limited English skills. They also arrive with shy smiles and are eager to learn. One of our parents recently shared … Continue reading “It’s Graduation Season at AART”

Tory Burch Foundation Invites AART ED to First Summit

April 25, 2018

The Tory Burch Foundation invited AART Executive Director, Michelle Sullivan, to attend The Embrace Ambition Summit on Tuesday, April 24th at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.  Many nonprofit executives gathered with women entrepreneurs from all over the world to discuss the idea of doing well while doing good.  “To say it was a transformative experience … Continue reading “Tory Burch Foundation Invites AART ED to First Summit”

AART Thanks Maximus Foundation and John Edward Fowler

April 1, 2018

Many thanks to our most recent foundation funders, the Maximus Foundation and the John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation. As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public … Continue reading “AART Thanks Maximus Foundation and John Edward Fowler”