The ability to read well is often taken for granted. It is something we assume everyone can do, but that is not true for over 80,000 adults in the greater-Richmond area. Low literacy is often an intergenerational cycle that impacts society in every possible way – employment, poverty, physical/mental healthcare, education systems and parenthood. READ students make an effort to attend 2-4 hours of instruction a week, even after days spent working, caring for children, and even if it means traveling an hour or more by public transit. With your support, we can create a stronger community in which everyone has the opportunity to lead a literate life, regardless of their circumstances or challenges.
By addressing the literacy needs of adults and enabling them to achieve their goals, The READ Center’s programs create a positive ripple effect that extends beyond the individual learners. We foster a more educated and engaged community, where families can break the cycle of low literacy and empower future generations to thrive academically and socially.
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