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Barclays Delivers Books to Brooklyn

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Last week, Barclays volunteers visited PAVE Academy in Brooklyn, NY to read with students and hand-deliver brand new books from First Book.  Volunteers visited the Howard and Syracuse kindergarten classrooms to read four different books to 50 excited students, including

Posted in First Book Partners

Barclays and First Book Bring New Books to Newark

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Last week, volunteers from Barclays made their fourth visit to Vailsburg Elementary School, one of North Star Academy Charter School’s Newark, NJ campuses, to host a Barclays reading party. The volunteers started their morning as part of Vailsburg’s Community Circle,

Posted in Books & Reading

When I graduate, I will …

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Students from First Book programs around the country recently sent us video essays finishing the important phrase “When I graduate, I will …” We loved all the submissions, but our favorite was this one, from Harvey Milk High School in

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Education, Video

Barclays Brings Books to Kids in Need

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Today’s guest blog post is from Julia Falkenstern, a Strategic Alliances coordinator at First Book. Julia works with corporate partners like Barclays, KPMG and Pi Beta Phi to ensure that children from low-income families throughout the country have the opportunity to

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Marketplace

First Book and Barclays Bring Books to the Bronx

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Last week, First Book staffers, along with volunteers from our friends at Barclays, visited Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School in New York City, and brought along some books.

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Volunteers

First Book at the Gramercy School in NYC

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On Thursday, some of our staffers met up with volunteers from Barclays Capital for a reading event at the YAI Network‘s Gramercy School in New York City. The preschool serves children ages 3-5 who have developmental disabilities and/or learning delays.

Posted in Education, First Book Partners, Marketplace

Barclays Wealth and First Book Bring 2,000 New Books to Southside Elementary

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Last week, volunteers from Barclays Wealth and Barclays Capital surprised students at Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School in Miami, Florida with a donation of 2,000 brand new books. The volunteers shared a very special afternoon of reading with the first-grade

Posted in First Book Events, Philanthropy

Barclays Capital Provides 2,000 More Books to North Star Academy

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When 25 volunteers from Barclays Capital arrived at North Star Academy Elementary in Newark last Tuesday to share their love of reading with elementary students, little did they know that those students, in return, would share their own fiery passion

Posted in First Book Events, Philanthropy

Barclays Capital Donates 2,000 Books to PAVE Academy

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Volunteers from Barclays Capital continued to give books and spread joy to students in the New York City metropolitan area last week. As part of their Investing in Bright Futures program, Barclays Capital volunteers visited PAVE Academy in Brooklyn, New

Posted in First Book Events, Philanthropy

Barclays Employees Bring 2,010 New Books to Brooklyn

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On Tuesday, an enthusiastic group of volunteers from Barclays Capital arrived at Community Partnership Charter School (CPCS) in Brooklyn, New York with exciting news for the elementary school students: in honor of the New Year, Barclays and First Book would

Posted in First Book Events, Philanthropy