Become a Student

The READ Center offers classes and one-to-one tutoring for adults challenged by low-literacy.

Make a Donation

Your support makes it possible for The READ Center to change lives right here in Richmond.

Be a Volunteer

You have the power to make a difference in the life of someone in your community as a literacy tutor.

The READ Center

Reading and Education for Adult Development

The READ Center’s mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading, communication, math and digital skills so they can fulfill their roles as citizens, workers, and family members. This mission is accomplished by providing classroom instruction, one-to-one tutoring, and educational resources to support students.

Reach One. Teach One.

You have the power to make a difference in the life of someone in your community by becoming an adult literacy tutor. The READ Center needs volunteers who are willing to tutor students in reading, writing, and basic math. As a volunteer tutor, you’ll receive training, have the support of READ Center staff and can attend professional development classes. You’ll join a welcoming community of volunteers and teachers willing to share their knowledge and passion for making a difference.


Highlights from The READ Center Blog

Stories from The Student Voice

The Student Voice, a publication by READ Center students and for READ Center students, is published twice each year.  Writing is hard for...

Two men reading

The Importance of Books

Posted by Lisa Marie Krysiak | May 28, 2019 | Blondie’s Babbles, Top Stories Reading is one of my favorite pastimes to do. I keep a list of all...

How do you help people who don’t want to be found?

This question was asked in a recent article about a woman, Denise O’Neal, who is sharing her literacy struggles in the hopes it...

Contact The READ Center

A community-based nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities to adults with low-level reading and communication skills.