• Census Bureau reporting indicates that approximately 20% of adults in the greater Richmond area have reading skills at or below a fifth grade level.
  • 70% of people with the lowest literacy skills have no full or part-time job. - National Institute for Literacy
  • 43% of people with the lowest literacy skills live in poverty. -National Center for Educational Statistics




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Due to inclement weather,

The READ Center office

will be CLOSED

and all classes


Thursday, March 5

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for more information on closings

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Our Mission

To help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills through classroom instruction and one to one tutoring so they can better fulfill their goals and roles as citizens, workers, and family members.


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