2009 Literacy Champions

Chris Kane

Director of Family Zen in South Boston, MA

When Chris Kane gave up her corporate career to run a family literacy program in South Boston, where she was born and raised, she brought more than her passion. She is a “creative force,” say her co-workers, always bringing a “new perspective and an innovative mind.” She developed a family-centered “Early Books” program, and when other agencies needed support for their literacy programs, she developed “Early Books To Go,” and took her show on the road. Currently, Chris Kane works to provide family learning activities to parents and children in South Boston through her Family Zen program, combining yoga and reading with hope for the future.