We are happy to announce that we are starting our Re-entry Program (six-session program) at Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility. This program initially started connecting families at East Mesa Reentry Facility. This six-session program, over a period of three months, gives parents the unique opportunity to connect with their children (and family) prior to returning home. Parents committed to this program create a read-aloud DVD for their child(ren) at home in each session, and send them home along with a new children’s books, each time.

Nicole Vargas

My name is Nicole Vargas. I joined the Reading Legacies team in January 2023. I have a BA in Child Development from Point Loma Nazarene University and 6 years’ experience working with children from ages infancy to adolescence. My role as the Storybook Readers Program Manager is to oversee the programing and implementation of our Youth Readers and Storybook Inspirations programs. As a child development professional, I have firsthand experience seeing the immense impact that reading aloud to children has on their early literacy skills and relationship building within the family and community. One of my favorite children’s books is If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff. 
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