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New Space!

We have added almost 700 square feet of tutoring space to enable us to increase the number of students that our tutors work with.  See the photos below. Our FALL goal is to reach our long-held dream of helping 40

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Our Retiring Librarian

Joanne Snover of Troy, who has volunteered for over five years as the Librarian of the Wizard’s Wardrobe, is retiring and moving to Rochester, New York. She has created and organized our collection of over 2,500 books. Because of her

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Giffen Book Bonanza

On Friday April 8, 2022 The Wizard’s Wardrobe, a free one-on-one tutoring program for elementary school age children in Albany’s South End, was delighted to have the opportunity to host a Book Bonanza at Giffen Elementary School.  The Wizard’s Wardrobe

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Readers Theater Event of 2021

Our third annual Readers Theatre Fundraising Event was a tremendous success.  This year’s featured reader was Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Kennedy with his son Brendan.  The moderator was Casey Seiler, new Editor of the Times Union, and other readers

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Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

Rich experiences—from play to the arts and relationships—fundamentally shape a young child’s development. By Rishi Sriram Edutopia When Albert Einstein was a child, few people—if any—anticipated the remarkable contributions he would make to science. His language development was delayed, worrying

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