To help adults with low-level reading skills develop basic reading skills through class instruction and one-to-one tutoring.
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. For over 30 years, READ has trained and provided resources to volunteer tutors who work on a weekly basis with adult learners with low-level literacy. Today, services also include twice weekly classroom instruction. These services address the need for greater frequency and intensity of instruction in weekly tutoring, and support student progress.
It is a great honor and responsibility to be a part of the important and rewarding work of helping adults with low literacy skills achieve valuable, and often life-changing, reading goals. I am privileged to work with a very dedicated Board of Directors, an amazing group of educational professionals, a cadre of trained and committed volunteer tutors, and so many determined adult-learners who amaze and inspire us each and every day.
Karen La Forge, Executive Director
The READ Center has been committed to working with adults with low-level literacy for over 32 years. There is no charge for our services.
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