On Friday, October 30, 2015, CentroNía hosted its annual Book-O-Ween celebration. The support we received from the community was incredible! More than 30 volunteers came to CentroNía to read their favorite children’s book to our Pre-K students. After reading to the students, volunteers participating in classroom activities before ending the celebration with a short parade around the block. There were so many great costumes of book characters! We are so thankful to our volunteers, with many coming from partner organizations such as Capital One, American University, Georgetown University, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Volunteer opportunities like Book-O-Ween allow for us to share our community and give volunteers a unique glimpse into the everyday work of our teachers and staff.

One volunteer from American University stated, “I wanted to share with you how appreciative American University is for being able to celebrate Book-O-Ween with CentroNía. It was a fantastic event, and our small group loved it. Thank you for all that you and the staff there do for the community and children.”

For more photos, check out our album on Facebook! Big thanks to photographer Michelle Egan for capturing so many great moments.