Ride for Reading announces new Executive Director

CONTACT:  Mathew Portell mathewportell@rideforreading.org    615-378-7323       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RIDE FOR READING ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nashville, TN – based nonprofit introduces new Director Brenda Mikec NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 5, 2018)- Ride for Reading™, the Nashville-based non-profit organization which promotes literacy and healthy living among kids living in low-income communities by delivering age-appropriate …

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SORBA Middle Tennessee joins the mission to promote literacy and healthy-living

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of SORBA, a national organization that promotes mountain bike trails, has officially partnered with Ride for Reading Nashville in an effort to engage their members with the mission of promoting literacy and healthy-living among children living in low-income communities. “SORBA Mid TN is honored to have the opportunity to support the …

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Summer Community Days

On May 11th, 2016 The Dollar General Literacy Foundation granted Ride for Reading’s Summer Community Days enough support to run the program in Nashville, TN.  Summer is one of the most critical times of the year for the development of a child’s literacy proficiency. Ride for Reading is committed to ensuring the distribution of books …

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Symbolic delivery to Dell City

In the same spirit that has contributed to the growth of Ride for Reading, a group of volunteers have decided to host a historic and symbolic delivery during the 5th edition of National Ride for Reading Week. Devon Balet, a loyal supporter of Ride for Reading, will be leading a group of volunteers as they …

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Ride for Reading denounces SB1716/HB1650 in the state of Tennessee

Ride for Reading has the privilege to serve communities in need, many of which are marginalized and lack the necessary infrastructures to promote community development. As an organization that promotes literacy and healthy living among the most vulnerable residents of these communities, children, we oppose any legislation or initiative to restrict the access and growth …

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We are Ride for Reading

By Tatum Tummins As students go through their journey of primary education, they face many challenges. They have to master their times tables in math class and learn how to form friendships, but for children in impoverished communities, access to books limits their reading ability and creates a challenge with lasting effects. Ride for Reading …

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Why is it important to volunteer for non traditional roles. How Ride for Reading has staff.

I currently volunteer with Ride for Reading as the Coordinator of Social Media.  I have always worked in communications – mostly in TV – and of course I have my own presence on social media.  I’ve even helped friends with their pages before – after all, this is Nashville, and we all know some poor …

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