R2S Celebrates 10 Years!
Read to Succeed is thrilled to celebrate a decade of community-powered literacy programming aimed at helping close the race-based opportunity gap in Asheville and Buncombe County.
Started in 2009 officially by a group of community activists, R2S trained and matched its first tutors with local elementary students in 2010. Our programming has grown from one school to over 12 schools and community partners, and our scope of work has expanded from K-3 tutoring to early childhood support and community/family engagement.
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Read to Succeed
PO Box 18652
Asheville, NC 28814
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On any given week at R2S you might find volunteer reading tutors working in school and after school with students, R2S staff teaching phonics lessons at the Arthur R. Edington Center and Children First/Communities in Schools Buncombe County Learning Center, family reading newsletters and book bundles being distributed to partners, kindergarten-readiness trainings happening with early childhood teachers, and much more!
Check out the infographic below for key milestones from the past decade including:
A Special Thanks to Our 10th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors
R2S 10-Year Anniversary Infographic
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Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe (R2S) is a local, independent nonprofit on a mission to help close the