News & Events


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:

AART is Now Enrolling!

August 10, 2020

AART IS NOW ENROLLING! All Ages Read Together is now enrolling for new classes beginning September 2020 in Alexandria, Herndon, Leesburg, and Sterling! We have spent the last few months preparing for a COVID-19 friendly start of our program that includes brief in-person outdoor sessions that will move to 100% virtual. “We value building a … Continue reading “AART is Now Enrolling!”

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:  

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  

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”

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”

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 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 Memorial Foundation for their Generous Support

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 Memorial Foundation for their Generous Support”


Giving Tuesday 2020

When: December 1, 2020 8:00 am
Where: Online & All Day!

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

9th Annual Tee Off for Children’s Literacy

When: September 23, 2020 9:00 am
Where: Rasberry Falls

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.