About Marie Lapointe

Marie is the Director of Operations & Marketing at Traveling Stories. Her favorite book is "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close".

Interview: Todd Mc Farlane Part 1 – The Artist


Board member Ted Adams, and IDW Publishing and Clover Press founder, recently met up with Todd McFarlane. Todd is the artist and creator behind Spawn and President of Image, the 3rd largest comic book company in the United States after Marvel and DC. It’s truly an honor to have [...]

Interview: Todd Mc Farlane Part 1 – The Artist2019-08-05T13:09:57-07:00

Let It Bee… a Partnership!


We at traveling Stories have partnered up with Jess Moore from Let It Bee Books — a monthly subscription for romance readers and chick lit lovers. Jess has graciously accepted to donate a portion of each subscription to Traveling Stories. If you've not discovered the joy of her book [...]

Let It Bee… a Partnership!2019-05-07T15:34:10-07:00

SPLASH Artist Spotlight: Angelika Drake


Christelle Jones, our Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator solicited artwork from Angelika, her aunt. And Angelika showered us with generosity. First, she gave us 2 of her photographs. And then came two original framed paintings. We could not help ourselves but reach out to her for an artist spotlight for [...]

SPLASH Artist Spotlight: Angelika Drake2019-05-02T16:39:34-07:00

Meet Landon Donovan!


MEET LANDON DONOVAN OF THE SAN DIEGO SOCKERS! “The Sockers share in Traveling Stories’ commitment increasing childhood literacy in San Diego,” said Craig Elsten, Chief Marketing Officer at the San Diego Sockers. ”We’re excited to partner with them in this effort both now and moving forward.”  To kick off [...]

Meet Landon Donovan!2019-06-20T16:03:50-07:00

Charities for Kids in San Diego


MAKING A SELECTION Choosing which kids' charity to donate your time and money: what a conundrum. We often wonder what makes people choose one children's charity over another. Is it the mission, the people behind the organization, their financial status, or their actions and programs? We'll be looking into [...]

Charities for Kids in San Diego2019-01-10T16:48:53-08:00

1st Annual Fill-A-Brunch-Bus Holiday Toy Drive


Brunch Bus SD and Diego Party Bus to organize a toy drive benefiting Traveling Stories (SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -  December 6, 2018) — Traveling Stories has been chosen as the charity for the the inaugural Fill-A-Brunch-Bus Holiday Toy Drive. The event will take place on December 15 from 11am [...]

1st Annual Fill-A-Brunch-Bus Holiday Toy Drive2019-06-20T16:07:21-07:00

Asking for Money


Embracing A Mission When you work for a nonprofit, it’s essential to embrace its mission. When I was hired to work at Traveling Stories, I fell head over heels in love with its mission to empower kids to outsmart poverty. This is a bold and powerful statement because of [...]

Asking for Money2018-12-10T10:17:42-08:00

The Economics of Reading


#GivingTuesday kicks off Traveling Stories' 2018 Year-End Literacy Fundraising Campaign. Why is this important and why does it matter? According to the NAEP, 82% of low-income kids cannot read at grade level by the time they reach 4th grade. Reading is crucial at this point as from the 4th grade [...]

The Economics of Reading2018-10-27T00:25:07-07:00

My Traveling Stories Internship Experience


My Traveling Stories Internship Experience Life Can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it...Once you learn that, you'll never be [...]

My Traveling Stories Internship Experience2018-09-12T00:59:59-07:00

My Readers In the Heights Experience by Hezhi Naseem


Summer reading takes a huge drop with children, this is especially true of children from low-income households. To fight this, the United Way created the Readers in the Heights program. Franklin Elementary School This was our first time partnering with United Way and their Readers In the Heights [...]

My Readers In the Heights Experience by Hezhi Naseem2018-08-24T16:30:27-07:00
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