Who We Are
We believe in working as a community to build an equitable world where all children are strong, confident readers who succeed in school and in life. Founded by Isaac Coleman and a group of community activists, R2S has served more than 650 elementary students over the past ten years. Read more about our vision, mission, and core values here.
What We Do
Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe advocates for children's literacy through kindergarten-readiness programming with children birth to five-years-old, one-to-one and small group tutoring with K-3rd grade students, and community-powered literacy programming with families and community partners. Learn more here.
Who We Serve
With closing the opportunity gap in mind, our goal is to support students in learning to read at grade level. We serve children and their families in Asheville and Buncombe County, through community PreK and elementary after-school programs as well as in partnership with Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools systems.
“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout the life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.”
- Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Arthur R. Edington Center
Asheville City Schools
Barnes & Noble
Borg Warner Foundation
BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Asheville
Buncombe County Schools
Buncombe Partnership for Children
Burial Beer Co.
Children First (Communities in Schools)
Chosen PODS After-School & Summer Camp
Christine Avery Learning Center
Community Action Opportunities
East Fork Pottery
Firestorm Books & Coffee
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville
Panashe Real Estate in Asheville
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation
Table for Two Pottery
The City of Asheville
The Hop Ice Cream
The Junior League of Asheville
The Matt & Molly Team (Keller Williams)
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
University of North Carolina Asheville
WNC Bridge Foundation
YWCA of Asheville
Read to Succeed is on a mission to help close the race-based opportunity gap through community-powered literacy programming that engages children, families, and community partners.
Get in Touch!
Phone: (828) 747-2277
Physical address (Cannot receive mail here): 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