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Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards 2008

The 2008 Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards winners include educators who are sharing effective teaching methods worldwide via blogs and streaming videos, connecting students to their communities while raising money for orphans in South Africa, producing a student-led documentary on the fabled Bronx borough of New York City, or providing parents a way to connect with their children’s teachers through ATM-like kiosks in grocery stores among other innovative approaches.


Friday, June 29, 2007


Louise Brown, Volunteer, Wood-to-Wonderful’s Reading is Toyrific, Cable Partnerships Award

Louise Brown was recognized for her work managing Wood-to-Wonderful’s Reading is Toyrific, a literacy outreach program that motivates young children from low-income families to read by pairing each student with a local volunteer mentor and providing each with their own library of age-appropriate books and corresponding toys.

In her podcast (MP3, 13.5 MB), Brown discusses how Wood-to-Wonderful expanded and created to Reading is Toyrific. Learn about the kids in the Reading is Toyrific program, the challenges they face, what obstacles Wood-to-Wonderful faces as a grassroots organization and how Comcast and its employees have helped Reading is Toyrific thrive.

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