Welcome to my Fundraising Adventure!!
Hello friends & family!!! As you may know.... I am a passionate English major who is all about reading!! I am a book fanatic who is super interested in the power of books. Stories help us to gain knowledge to better understand our lives and the lives of others!! Books allow us to get to know our communities better :). Through the knowledge that books have provided me, I have learned how to connect with communities and individuals from different backgrounds and walks of life.
The Boston Public Library now has a branch not only in Copley but also in my second home: Dorchester. I have been working in Dorchester as a math, english, and HiSET tutor for the past year with former gang members and formerly incarcerated persons. I have seen the power of educated with these adults. Learning is immensely difficult for them as they get frustrated easily and have a lot of trouble believing in themselves. I have spoken with many of these adults and they feel as though their lives were quickly engulfed by gangs. By donating to the Boston Public Library we are investing in our children in Dorchester. We are investing in families, the power of education, and books to help kids find safe spaces for after school instead of joining gangs. I believe in the BPL. With your help we can build a space for education, learning, and safety for all. The Boston Public Library is a home for many and there is evidence throughout the United States and within our very own city, Boston, that libraries truly help kids and families leave the dangerous cycles of gangs and violence.
I am very interested in story telling: how we tell our stories, what happens when we listen to others telling us their stories, and how society grows through story telling! I am somebody who thinks a lot about their own voice in society and how my voice can have an impact on others. Novels, autobiographies, and books of all genres and sizes have helped me to tell my story and own the events and feelings that surround my life!
Having studied the Boston Public Library extensively in the past I have learned just how AWESOME the BPL is!!! The BPL was created to be a space in which books, education, and knowledge are readily available to all! The BPL is located in an incredible and beautiful space within Boston. It fosters creativity, a love for learning, and a desire to connect with others. I am running the Boston Marathon for the BPL to share the power of story-telling and reading!! Thanks for joining me on my journey!! Woooohoooo!!!!
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.