Thank you to all who sponsored this project — Now we’ve got some work to do! First ever Reading Opens Minds PODCAST featuring one of our favorite groups of at-risk teens! We need YOU to […]
Hey y’all we are sending out a newsletter once a month so we can keep you abreast of the haps’ with Reading Opens Minds!
What we fear most is that we will be denied the opportunity to fulfill our true potential. Imagine living in a world where we simply recognize that deep, existential fear in one another — and love […]
I’ve been thinking about why and how this phenomenon of “casual integrity” – this is when good and well meaning people make pledges and promises to others and then fall off the face of the […]
Hello Readers, We hope you’re enjoying the start of 2016! In March of 2016 we will celebrate our informal 5 year anniversary since we launched our first book club at the Women’s Jail in LA […]
Hey true believers, We finally got the final cut of our first official video made by pro hands! Click the play button on the the vid frame smack in the middle of our Homepage! It’s […]
Reading Opens Minds has been offering Summer Intensive book clubs at schools around LA for the past 2 years and we cannot WAIT for summer to begin so we can celebrate our third season of […]
We were in the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LEAP) November 2013 Newsletter: This is the excerpt about Reading Opens Minds. Greetings! This year, Bethune Middle School is thankful for our new partners: Bruincorps, Reading Opens […]
Reading Opens Minds is so grateful to all of our supporters! We raised almost 7,000.00 in December and donations are still coming in! It’s because of YOU that we can help to EMPOWER and CONNECT […]
As 2012 begins to wind down, we here at Reading Opens Minds invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to our grass-roots org. We know there are so many worthy causes from which to choose, […]
If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s because you know that impacting even one individual can ultimately change the world. Rom does just this […]
Check out her interview in Bella NYC magazine out now! Carrie Preston-Bella-Sept-Oct 2012
To all who came out for the July 1st Benefit Party, including volunteers and donors – and to all who donated from near and far, we heartily and humbly thank you for helping us raise […]
Come join us for live music, sweet and savory snacks, Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction and more! Bring a passage from your favorite book to share during our Open Mic Readings! Go to eventbrite.com now to […]
Reading Opens Minds is having our very first Benefit Party on Sunday July 1st at The Last Book Store in downtown LA! Click HERE to go to the invite and get your ticket!!! If you […]
Save the date for ROM’s very first Benefit Party! Whoo Hoo! Details: The Last Book Store (5th and Spring St in Downtown LA) Sunday July 1st from 6 – 9pm Food! Music! Raffle Prizes! and […]
In cooperation with the LA County Sheriff’s Department and a wonderful non-profit organization called Friends Outside, ROM will develop a Book Club for mothers and their teens on the outside. Stay tuned!
This Wednesday, we begin reading Lev Grossman’s The Magicians – the first in this series… We also must break the Club into TWO sessions since there is a waiting list and the usual 10 spaces […]
We’ve launched our 2012 Book Club season! Clubs have started up with new books and new members all reading and sharing what they love (or don’t!) about each book. We’re also in the beginning stages […]
In March of this year we started our first Book Club in the kitchen at VFC, and in September Pasadena Arts Council granted Fiscal Sponsorship. As we near the end of this glorious year, we […]
Check out this VIDEO of the RACE! Ok we didn’t WIN, but Brennan’s Pub DONATED $300!!!
Hey folks, We’re going to the races at Brennan’s Pub in Marina Del Rey on Thursday December 15 at 9:30pm! Goto our page on RAZOO and donate online and then visit us here on December […]
Ring in 2012 with Reading Opens Minds and Clean3 as we chat via phone every Sunday in January about Martha Beck’s new book: “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World” This book reveals a […]
We had our very first Book Club at Bright Star’s after school program yesterday and it was so much fun!We have a group of about 10 high schoolers and two adults…
We’re shakin’ hands and makin’ deals for a Sunday Book Club at LA Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood! The book is chosen and being generously donated by the author (and one of our wonderful […]
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli…published in 2010 and awarded “Reading Group Gold” status, this novel takes place in Vietnam during the war. The protagonist is an American photo-journalist who finds herself caught in a […]
Tonight at Venice Family Clinic we discussed Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, and the new title was revealed: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli! …and next month we have an incredible donation of this season’s […]
Last night we gathered around the kitchen table at the VFC Rose Ave location to meet, and get to know each other AND to discover the first book: Pulitzer Prize winner, “Interpreter of Maladies” by […]
Hello friends! Please visit our Pasadena Arts Council EMERGE page and donate today! One book for the Clubs cost between 6 and 12 dollars so any amount is a huge help and it’s tax deductible! […]
This week both the CRDF Club and the VFC Club completed “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave Stay tuned for September’s Book!