Reach Out and Read, Northeast

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Every child deserves and benefits from access to Reach Out ​and Read but children who are part of historically ​marginalized, underserved communities benefit from the ​program most. When launching new programs, we prioritize:

Even if your clinic doesn’t fall into one of the above priority ​categories, we encourage you to apply. We will bring on as ​many new programs as funding permits.

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Reach Out and Read, Northeast is proud to partner with the ​Overdeck Family Foundation to ensure that our program ​reaches as many children served by FQHCs as possible. The ​Foundation has made it possible for us to offer FQHCs an ​expedited application process and enhanced financial and ​technical support.

Reach Out and Read’s National Center uses a single ​application for all kinds of pediatric primary care sites. Some ​of the questions on that application do not apply to Federally ​Qualified Health Centers.

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Parent and child reading books together in the library.


Maine is home to more than 60,000 children under age 5. For ​the past 23 years, another literacy program, Raising Readers ​met most of their early literacy needs. That program ended in ​March, 2024. We are working to ensure that early literacy and ​relational health promotion continue to be an integral part of ​pediatric primary care in the state.

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Reach Out and Read is 501(c)3 nonprofit that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into ​pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. To support our expansion of programming in Maine:

Reach Out and Read, Northeast

89 South Street, Suite 201

Boston, MA 02111


Alex Chu

Regional Executive Director