Literacy

Celebrate Book Lovers Day Adult Literacy

5 Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

Wednesday, August 9th is National Book Lovers Day! How will you celebrate? Here are some ideas: Visit one of Richmond’s many local bookstores: Fountain Bookstore, Chop Suey Books, Book People, Black Swan Books, and more! Per Book People’s Facebook event, for every book you buy, you receive a free gift. Join a book club. Our tutor book club has been reading “Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail”.  Dr. David Coogan compiled...

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Just Two Hours a Week Can Change a Life

A glimpse of the impact volunteer tutors have on our students’ lives… Success stories from our classes “Alicia’s goals were to improve her reading, enhance her writing, increase her word knowledge, and possibly enroll in a college course. Since coming to class, she reports that she feels better about her reading ability. She stated she is no longer uncomfortable presenting information to her work colleagues. She is working on enrolling in her first college class this fall.” “Allan wanted to read to his...

It Was a Good Year for The READ Center

In 2016 – 2017 The READ Center: Served 204 students. 46 more people who needed READ services received them this year. Published two Student Voices, a publication for and by READ Center students, and two READ Report Card newsletters. You can read the publications under the News tab. Received 5,895 volunteer hours from tutors.  The value of these volunteer hours was $142,305. Donors, individuals, businesses, foundations and civic organizations, gave more than $440,000 to support READ Center educational programs and initiatives. This is one of the times...