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Throwback Thursday – READ Students Share Their Stories from The Student Voice

While READ Center students may struggle with reading and writing, their stories in the Student Voice express their ideas, hopes and dreams very clearly. Here is a look back at a few articles written by READ Center students that have appeared in The Student Voice over the years. This reading center by Romi This reading center has helped me drastically I haven’t learned this much since I went to school. The reason I came here is to improve my readings skills. In...

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2017

Support Adult Literacy Year-Round

Adult Education and Family Literacy week ends tomorrow, but your support of adult literacy doesn’t have to. It’s been a great week at The READ Center! Mayor Levar Stoney issued a proclamation. Students, tutors, and teachers wrote letters to Editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, two of which have been published (so far!). The Henrico Citizen published an article online. Dr. Andrew Daire, Dean of VCU’s School of Education, produced a video about AEFL Week. Students have...

Literacy Changes Lives

September 24 – September 30 is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Tonight, invited guests will hear from authors of “Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail” at Read Between the Wines. The authors are former prisoners who have used the power of writing to heal themselves. READ Center students are learning to read well to improve their quality of life. Both have faced challenges in life that they are meeting head-on with renewed optimism. When adults improve their literacy skills,...

Mayor Stoney Issues Proclamation

City of Richmond Proclamation: National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

September 24 – September 30, 2017 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Read Mayor Levar Stoney’s Proclamation below. Transcript: WHEREAS, The Reading and Education for Adult Development (READ) Center is a community-based nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities to adults with low-level reading and communication skills; and WHEREAS, READ was founded as the Literacy Council of Metropolitan Richmond in 1982 by Altrusa International Richmond, Inc., a professional women’s business service club and became a 501(c)(3) organization in 1984; and WHEREAS, in the City of Richmond,...

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Teach the Parent

The Weight of the World is Off My Shoulders

September 24 – September 30 is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Watch as a mom shares her secret to her family after years of not being able to read. According to ProLiteracy, a mother’s education level is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success, outweighing other factors such as neighborhood and family income. By supporting The READ Center, you help stop the cycle of low-literacy among families in Richmond. Donate now.  ...

READ Center students

Throwback Thursday – Student Voice Stories of Concern, Determination and Dreams

While READ Center students may struggle with reading and writing, their stories in the Student Voice express their ideas, hopes and dreams very clearly. Here is a look back at a few articles written by READ Center students that have appeared in The Student Voice over the years. What is change?   by Jessica Change is something different from what is. For example Africa-American heroes like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and also our President Bolrack Obama made changes but as we...

First Day Back to School? Let's have a test

It’s Back to School Time for Adult Learners Too

Who’s excited to go back to school? Like most students in the area, READ Center learners will begin classes on September 5. However, that is where the similarities to other students ends. What is different about READ Center students? We associate learning to read and write with early childhood, but for many it remains a life long battle. Our students come to READ voluntarily to improve their literacy skills and their lives. Without these skills, adults struggle to take part in the world around them...

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...

Fall of the James

Summer Happenings in Richmond

Events and Programs in the Community Summer is here! Looking for something to do? Here are some programs available in the area to enjoy until READ’s regular classes begin again in September: Are you an aspiring artist? The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has classes for adults and provides tuition assistance. Richmond Public Library has a Summer Reading Challenge: Adults who read five books by August 12 and turn in their log will earn a bag, a...