Friends of the Children - New York | 2024 Reading in the Park with…

May 22, 2024

2024 Reading in the Park with Neuberger Berman


We recently teamed up with Neuberger Berman, an investment management firm here in New York, for a corporate partnership event called “Reading in the Park” to celebrate National Children’s Book Week! Through story time with the Neuberger Berman volunteers, we gave our K-5 Achievers time to work on reading comprehension and proficiency. This is our fourth year collaborating with Neuberger Berman on this event, and we were so excited to work with them again!

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Exploring Engaging Stories

Despite initial weather concerns, the event went off without a hitch. Volunteers and Achievers alike were able to enjoy the gorgeous May weather in Central Park, while reading through this year’s selections. They included beautiful titles, such as:

  • Tiny Wonders by Sally Soweol Han

  • Change Sings by Amanda Gorman

  • The Together Tree by Aisha Saeed

  • Salt In His Shoes by Michael Jordan

  • The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak

  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

  • You Have A Voice by Vera Ahiyya

Throughout the event, participants immersed themselves in these stories of friendship, resilience, and inspiring change in one’s community. Our Achievers enjoyed every moment, sounding out words and talking through the meaning of each book. As they made their way through the selections, they stayed engaged, asked questions, and made great strides towards improving their literacy skills.

Reflecting on the Power of Partnerships

The partnership between Neuberger Berman and Friends of the Children New York exemplifies the transformative impact that corporate collaboration can have on local communities. By investing in programs that foster youth development and promote educational opportunities, Neuberger Berman demonstrates its commitment to creating a brighter future for all.

We look forward to a continued partnership with Neuberger Berman, and providing more fun learning opportunities for our Achievers!

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