Reach Out and Read would like to congratulate Claudia Aristy,
our National Board Member and Director of Children of Bellevue's
Reach Out and Read Program, on being awarded the Tisch Prize from
the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The
prestigious Tisch Prize is awarded annually in the New York
Metropolitan Area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of
urban public health.
Claudia's journey with Reach Out and Read began when she, a
young, immigrant, single mother, first attended the Bellevue
Pediatric Clinic with her son. She began working as a parent
educator for Bellevue Reach Out and Read, while working on her
Bachelor of Arts Degree, which she received with honors, from
In 2013, Claudia was promoted to Director of the Children of
Bellevue Reach Out and Read Program. Under her guidance, Reach Out
and Read Bellevue has expanded greatly, including the incorporation
of the Reach Out and Write and the Healthy Eating Initiatives. She
also spearheaded the development and implementation of the Health
Education and Literacy for Parents (HELP) project.
Claudia has proven herself to be a leader time and time again.
Following her significant impact on the creation of Reach Out and
Read'sLeyundo Juntosprogram, she became a member of the advisory
board for Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and Reach Out and
Read's National Board of Directors.
Aside from her long list of achievements, Claudia stands out for
her warmth, passion, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for all the
Reach Out and Read stands for. We are incredibly proud to have
Claudia as a member of our team and extend our sincerest