REMINDER: READ Center classes will be CLOSED for Summer break starting July 31st. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 8th. Have a wonderful and safe summer break!
- 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
In Memory of Carrington “Toni” OBrion
Toni was passionate about literacy. A decades long tutor with The READ Center, her patient instruction, sly chiding and good-humored encouragement opened worlds for her many adult students.
On June 16, 2015 Toni lost her long battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by The READ Center staff, tutors and students.
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