Who We Are
We believe one of the most potent ways to support a child’s academic and life success is by helping them learn and love to read. Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe advocates for children's literacy through one-to-one tutoring with elementary students, targeted literacy-based programming, and community outreach.
What We Do
We train motivated volunteers as reading tutors for K-3rd grade students. Tutors and students meet during the school day, once or twice a week, and work on reading, spelling, and handwriting using a phonics-based, multi-sensory approach. Our goal is to help students achieve grade-level reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade.
Who We Serve
Our volunteer reading tutors currently serve over 220 K-3rd grade students across 11 different schools in the Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools systems. We also provide seasonal literacy programming to families in the Pisgah View and Deaverview Apartment Communities.
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Asheville City Schools
Beth Ha-Tephila Congregation
Borg Warner Foundation
BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Asheville
Buncombe County Schools
Celine & Company
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville
Jaguar Land Rover Asheville
OpenDoors of Asheville
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Rotary Club of Asheville
Table for Two Pottery
The Cathedral of All Souls
The City of Asheville
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
The Junior League of Asheville
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
University of North Carolina Asheville
Wells Fargo Foundation
WNC Bridge Foundation
WK Kellogg Foundation
Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe is on a mission to inspire and teach kids to read. Our highly-trained volunteers dedicate at least 1 hour a week to reading with a K-3rd grade student to help them achieve grade level literacy.
Get in Touch!
Phone: (828) 747-2277
Physical address: 16A Stewart St.
Asheville, NC 28806
(*Note: Our office is located in the Pisgah View Apartments community)
Mailing address: PO Box 18652
Asheville, NC 28814