The Tata Group announced during their Monday, March 28 ‘Read-A-Loud’ event that it will donate 10,000 new books to children in Morrisania, Claremont, Crotona-Mapes, Longwood, Charlotte Gardens and Belmont, in partnership with the non-profit, First Book and the assemblyman. To commemorate this historic effort, one of Tata Group’s companies, Tata Consultancy Services hosted a ‘Read-A-Loud’ that same day with Urban Scholars Community School pre-kindergarten through fifth graders where each of them received two books to add to their libraries at home.
(Pictured left) (l-r) Kyle Zimmer, First Book CEO; Balaji Ganapathy, head of Human Resource Workforce Effectiveness; James Shapiro, resident director of Tata Sons Limited North America; Debra Jones, Urban Scholars Community School principal; Blake’s mother, Hilary Lawrence; Assemblyman Blake; Shankar Venkateswaran, Tata Sustainability Group chief; Sarah Matheson, Tata Sustainability - North America lead; Pamella Rodrigues, program lead of Corporate Social Responsibility and three Urban Scholars Community School students.
(Right) Pamella Rodrigues proudly displays the proclamation she received from Assemblyman Blake.Photo by Seitu Oronde
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