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    A colorful way to access books in La Chacra

    Day 55

    Reading Rainbow

    When we sat down with the kids of La Chacra, we asked about their ideas to make their community safer, better, and brighter. They had so many incredible thoughts, eagerly sharing with us and the Catholic Sisters who run their school.

    But one idea stood out, loud and clear. BOOKS!

    More novels. More textbooks. More English/Spanish dictionaries. The more books, the better.

    For the past few months, we’ve spent a lot of time with Catholic Sisters and their communities, working together to cook up big ideas for how to amplify the incredible work they’re already doing. The result of these conversations? We’re calling it the Color Movement.

    The Color Movement is all about bold, beautiful, bright colors – about feeling joy through creation. And about putting real resources into the Sisters’ hands.

    So, we thought, what better way to bring these kids into the Color Movement than by doing something that incorporates all three – creating little libraries – and having the kids design what they look like with color and pizazz?

    We’ll put these little libraries throughout the La Chacra center, available anytime the kids are looking for a new read. We also assigned one of the older kids to take charge of the check in and check out process, encouraging him to hone his leadership skills and ensuring that the books don’t walk off on their own.

    The kids wanted books – so we listened. And the Sisters rejoiced. “This makes them happy,” said Sister Regina. “They’re always looking for more books to read.”

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