- 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
The READ Center's Executive Director, Harriet Scruggs,
selected as a recipient of the
2013 Valentine Richmond History Makers Award for
"Creating Quality Educational Opportunities."
This award was sponsored by Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Harriet with Tom Silvestri, President and
Publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch.
2013 History Makers!