Meet Nok Jones

How long have you been a Literacy Now / Making It Better volunteer? Six Months. Which program or activity have you volunteered for? Lunch Bunch Mentor.

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 …