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The Asia Foundation and Room to Read Announce Partnership to Expand Access to Local Language Children’s Books Across Developing Asia
-September 4, 2013
Room To Read Earns Seventh Consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating
-February 14, 2013
Room to Read's John Wood Releases Latest Book, "Creating Room to Read"
-February 7, 2013
Room to Read Announces Launch of New York Development Board
-October 29, 2012
Peter T. Grauer, Bloomberg Chairman, Joins Room To Read Board Of Directors
-June 14, 2012
Room To Read Earns Sixth Consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating
-May 01, 2012
Room to Read Marks Major Milestone with Distribution of 10 Millionth Book
-October 28, 2011
Room to Read Receives UNESCO's 2011 Confucius Prize for Literacy
-July 28, 2011
Technology Business Leader and Entrepreneur Tim Koogle to Become Co-Chair of Room to Read's Board of Directors
-February 22, 2011
Reliance Life Insurance, ICC and Room to Read Launch Boundaries for Books Campaign to 'Hit Illiteracy for a Six"
-February 16, 2011
Cricket World Cup Stars Reveal Favourite Books to Promote Global Literacy Campaign
-February 8, 2011
Room to Read Recognized by Barron's Magazine and Charity Navigator as "High Impact" and Top In Class
-December 14, 2010
Room to Read Pledges to Enhance Education for Nearly One Million Girls in the Developing World
-September 21, 2010
Room to Read Partners with Twitter to Raise Awareness of International Literacy Day
-September 7, 2010
Room to Read & Pearson Foundation Join Tim Kring and Nokia's Conspiracy for Good
-July 8, 2010
Venture Capitalist and Technology Business Leader Tim Koogle Joins Room to Read’s Board of Directors
-June 17, 2010
Multimedia Release: Year of Tens -- Global Organization Aims to Reach 10 Million Children by 2015
-May 25, 2010
Room to Read Celebrates 'Year of Tens': 10 Years, 1,000 Schools, 10,000 Libraries, 10,000 Girls Educated
- April 30, 2010
Indian Premier League (IPL) Supports Room to Read to Promote Literacy in India
- April 14, 2010
Room to Read Wins Charity Navigator's Four-Star Rating for Fourth Year in a Row
- March 15, 2010
Room to Read Welcomes Barclays Capital President Jerry del Missier and Harvard Education Professor Fernando Reimers to Its Board of Directors
- January 27, 2010
Financial Times Partners with Room to Read for Its Seasonal Appeal
- November 17, 2009
Twitter Chooses Room to Read as Its First Corporate Social Innovation Partner
- October 15, 2009
Room to Read and Feed Projects Launch the Feed/Read 3 Tote Bag Exclusively at Barnes & Noble
- September 10, 2009
Room to Read Joins Humanitarian Efforts to Help Displaced in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka
- August 5, 2009
Room to Read Welcomes Economist and Author Dambisa Moyo to Its Board of Directors
- March 4, 2009
The Republic of Tea Introduces an Herbal Tea Line for Children to Benefit Room to Read
- January 18, 2009
Room to Read Announces Expanded Management Team to Support Continued Organizational Growth
- January 15, 2009
Room to Read and Ketchum Join Forces to Support Worldwide Literacy
- December 17, 2008
Google Launches Room to Read 'Theme' on iGoogle
- December 10, 2008
Room to Read Announces Newest Addition to Board of Directors
- December 1, 2008
Room to Read Wins Charity Navigator's Four-Star Rating for Third Year in a Row
- October 20, 2008
Akoha Announces Community Challenge with Room to Read at TechCrunch 50
- September 10, 2008
Room to Read Announces Two Exciting Additions To Its Board of Directors
- March 28, 2008
Room to Read Moves to New Offices
- March 24, 2008
Literacy One" Takes to the Skies on November 29
- November 29, 2007
Neiman Marcus Celebrates 100 Years, Selects Room to Read as This Year's Charity
- October 2, 2007
Room to Read Makes Significant Commitment to Double the Reach of its Programs by 2010
- September 27, 2007
Room to Read's 'Literacy One Challenge' Takes Off!
- September 26, 2007
Literacy One' Takes to the Skies on Historic Flight
- September 6, 2007
Room to Read Receives Top Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Worldwide Education
- July 10, 2007
The Goldman Sachs Foundation Commits over US$1 million of Expansion Capital to Room to Read India
- February 23, 2007
Room to Read Wins Social Capitalist Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
- November 16, 2006
Sand Hill Group Announces First Annual Awards for Software Industry Good Samaritans, Social Entrepreneurs and Luminary
- April 5, 2006
Skoll Foundation Awards $16 Million to Nonprofits Around the World in Support of Social Entrepreneurship
- March 14, 2006
Room to Read Donates Millionth Book to Children in Developing World
- November 20, 2005
Room to Read Reaches Major Milestone By Opening 2,000th Library
- August 30, 2005
Room to Read to Raise US$1 million for Building Educational Infrastructure in Sri Lanka
- January 7, 2005
Room to Read Wins Social Capitalist Award for Improving Literacy in Asia
- December 21, 2004
Accenture Gives US$200,000 to Room to Read for Expansion of Education Program in Developing Countries
- November 9, 2004
Room to Read Establishes 100th School
- November 4, 2004
Room to Read Announces Opening of its 1000th School Library
- April 30, 2004
Room to Read and Better World Books Form Partnership
- February 23, 2004
Room to Read Honored with Social Capitalist Award
- December 22, 2003
Room to Read Launches Operations in Cambodia
- March 7, 2003
Draper Richards Awards Fellowship Grant to Room to Read
- November 18, 2002


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