To date, over 8,000 children have received the gift of literacy through the Reading Team.


Professionals for Public Education Circle

The Reading Team’s Professionals for Public Education Circle is a giving and volunteering circle composed of professionals who believe in the value that public education can play in a child’s life.

The Circle supports the Reading Team, a literacy program dedicated to supporting Harlem-based public school students as they learn how to read, fostering students' love of the written word over the years.

This dedicated group of individuals personally give or raise $5,000 or more annually to increase the impact of the Reading Team.


  • opportunity to volunteer at the Reading Team, participating in such events like Career Day and assembling book packages for recipients of the organization’s free book distribution program.
  • meet like-minded professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds. Over the course of the year, they will enjoy three to four social outings where they will have the opportunity to meet their peers.

For more information, contact Petrushka Bazin Larsen, Executive Director at