Meet Barbara Lamport

We are so excited to share our first Literacy Now Volunteer Spotlight of 2020!  As a retired kindergarten teacher with over 40 years in the classroom and a true passion …

Read Aloud Month 2020

Research indicates that a child’s reading level by the third grade has a direct impact on future success (i.e., academics, dropout rates, incarceration, poverty). In addition, it has been proven …

Meet Cathy McDonnell

Cathy spent many years as a volunteer and leader in the HISD schools attended by her sons. Thanks to her years of PTO and community involvement in west Houston, she …

Meet Kathy Kim

When did you get involved with Making It Better? I originally got involved with Making It Better in 2016 during Read Aloud Month and jumped on the opportunity to get involved …

Meet Michelle Cordier

When did you get involved with Making It Better? I got involved with Making It Better in the Fall of 2017 as a Lunch Bunch mentor. How did you get …

Meet Ann Green

When and how did you get involved with Making It Better? In 2016, I was sitting with a friend watching our boys play baseball, and she was telling me all about …

Meet Spencer Hills

  When did you get involved with Making It Better? I was lucky enough to have been introduced to Making It Better over 10 years ago! How did you get …

Meet Janet Menefee

When did you get involved with Making It Better? I began volunteering at Making It Better during the 2017-18 school year.  How did you get involved? I was invited by my friends …

Meet Nestor Natareno

Which year did you begin your involvement with Making It Better? I started in the Fall of 2016. How did you get involved? I was discussing the program with a …