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.

Joni Johnson

Willliam G. Hudkins

Karen La Forge

Kay McCall

Kathleen Albanese

Joyce A. Hudson

Katherine Slaughter

Gregory Hulcher

Carolyn A. H. Bourdow

Jim & Judy Bumgardner

John & June Tuttle

ACAC Fitness and Wellnes Center

Nelson & Linda Lipscomb

Peter & Lynn Rosenbaum

Deb & Jim Cluverius

Barbara Ziony

Franklin Cowan

Teresa L. Brightwell

James Cowie

Sheila Burris

James Cowie

Shiela Burns

Bonnie & Ken Willard

Barbara Carver

Christi Carver

Judith Anderson

Ann A. Webster

Elizabeth & John Ward

Robert G. Butcher

Caroline & Tyler Nichols

Ann K. Leake

Nancy Price

Stephanie Hamlett

Gloria & Charles Blades

Michael & Ellen Bain Smith

Science Museum of Virginia

Katherine "Kappie" Fitzgerald 

Karen & Ken Palmer

Thomas A. Grant

Beverly Perdue Jennings

The McCammon Group, Inc. 

Pamela Hathaway

Gail & Mario Grasso

Virginia & Scott Street

Hullihen W. Moore

Alex & Joy Paoletto

Robert & Debra Wertz

Chris & Cheryl Guedri

Emily & Mark Cox

Laura & Harold Greer

Lynn & Phillip Dean

Glen, Sarah & Walker Bland


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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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