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Organize a Multicultural Children's Bookshop


Organize a Multicultural Children's Bookshop

Sort and Organize book inventory of free, inclusive, and bilingual titles to help children build their home libraries.

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Founded in Bronx, NY, Start Lighthouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to narrowing the literacy gap through a social justice lens. As an organization born during the pandemic, Start Lighthouse’s programming has evolved based on the needs and feedback of our students and their families. One ongoing need and request is access to multicultural literature that reflects the culturally diverse lives and experiences of the children and the community. This need became more evident as the pandemic progressed and 92% of our families noticed that their children felt disconnected from their peers and teachers.