Uni Project embarks on 8-week initiative to reach kids at NYC play streets

Every year, in July and August, we turn our attention to a special effort: how to reach NYC kids with reading and learning opportunities outside of school, during summer. With start-up funding from the Shippy Foundation, we deploy the Uni portable reading room right where kids gather: NYC play streets in the boroughs.

Over the next eight weeks, we’ll focus on play streets in Harlem and the Bronx, creating an oasis with high-quality books, friendly staff, seating, and shade where kids can read, draw, solve a puzzle. Learning can be a life-long pleasure—that’s the simple idea behind the Uni portable reading room at play streets. Thank you to our two host partners: Harvest Home Farmers Markets and Caldwell Enrichment Programs. Read more about our work at NYC Play Streets since 2013. Contact Leslie to learn more about how a donation or sponsorship can help expand and strengthen our work at play streets.

Uni reading room at West Harlem Play Street, July 7, 2015.

Uni reading room at West Harlem Play Street, July 7, 2015.

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The Uni Project is the operating name (DBA) of Street Lab, a 501c3 nonprofit.