To change lives through literacy services in our community.



To provide a range of literacy services and training that enables children, adults and families the opportunity to achieve success.


Case of Support

Read for Literacy is working to increase literacy skills in Lucas, Wood, Defiance, Henry and Fulton Counties. It is estimated that more than 39,000 adults are reading at or below the 4th grade level. Our programs and services are designed to assist adults, children and families to gain the skills they need to have literacy success. Your investment in our program allows Read for Literacy the opportunity to bring essential services to those in need.


Short Description of Programs and History

For over 30 years Read for Literacy has been a local partner, providing a wide range of literacy services. We are able to provide reader friends to children and tutors to adults to increase their reading, writing and conversation skills. Our current Signature Lines of Service are:

  • Adult Basic and Family Education
  • Creating Young Readers
  • Claire’s Day
  • Outreach and Volunteers

Please read more about each of these Lines of Service under the Program Tab or click on the right side Connect to us! tool bar and a representative of our staff will return your email.


Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of Read for Literacy to provide equal opportunities to all employees, employment applicants, students, families and partners that we serve regardless of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, working conditions, compensation, promotion, benefits, scheduling, training, discipline and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

RFL expects all employees to support our equal employment opportunity policy, and to take all steps necessary to maintain a workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Read for Literacy staff and Board of Trustees will work diligently to uphold this equal opportunity policy as we strive to be a workplace of cultural competency.


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