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People's Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit Honored with Reading Is Fundamental's National Program of the Month Award

RIF's Program of the Month Initiative Honors the Ongoing Efforts of Local Programs Promoting Children's Literacy

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2010—Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest children and families' literacy nonprofit organization, has named People's Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit as its Program of the Month award recipient for April.

"People's Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit has shown a tremendous commitment to supporting children's literacy and exemplifies everything that RIF stands for," said Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of RIF. "RIF is honored to recognize this deserving program for its hard work and dedication to Detroit's youth."

During its 16 years of partnership with RIF, People's Community Services has supported more than 7,000 children at 16 sites through Delray Neighborhood House and Hamtramck, its two historic neighborhood centers.

About People's Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit - Detroit, MI
For over 50 years, People's Community Services (PCS) has operated neighborhood centers and provided community service to the Metropolitan Detroit area. They host a variety of themed events and by bringing families together, these events continue the legacy of PCS's focus on uniting and uplifting the community.

RIF's Program of the Month initiative was launched to honor the ongoing efforts of local programs to fulfill the mission of RIF, which depends on programs like these to promote children's literacy. Thanks to thousands of volunteers, children all across the country are discovering the joy of reading.

 
About RIF
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provides 4.5 million children with 16 million new, free books and literacy resources each year. For more information, and to access reading resources, visit RIF's website at www.RIF.org.

 

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People's Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit Honored with Reading Is Fundamental's National Program of the Month Award