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At The Reading People we walk alongside you on your learning journey


The Reading People offers a welcoming, supportive, and uplifting environment for students. Our staff and community understand the challenges you're facing and will walk alongside you as you work towards your personal goals.


Through in-person or virtual tutoring, we use shared experience and wisdom to empower you and help you become self-sufficient.


We prioritize diversity, inclusion, and equity and approach our work with cultural sensitivity and compassion.

Join us at The Reading People for support with your educational challenges.

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Learn about the services offered through The Reading People

All services are 100% free. With the help of community volunteers, we provide free one-on-one and small group instruction. Diagnostic reading assessments for our students are provided by specialists on staff.

At The Reading People, adult learners identify their interests and goals. Goals range from wishing to read bedtime stories, helping children with homework, preparing to find employment opportunities, achieving a promotion at work, to understanding legal and medical documents, and more. 


Each student is given a free reading assessment to determine their needs and strengths, and an individualized learning program is created by our specialist team. Students are often paired with a trained volunteer to work towards their personal goals for one or two hours per week.

Our program offers educational support in these areas:

Adult Basic Reading

Free, confidential, one-on-one help that is individualized to meet each person’s learning goals. Learn more.

GED Test Preparation

Free, one-on-one and classroom help focused on Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies tests. Learn more.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Free, one-on-one and classroom help focused on improving reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. Citizenship classes offered. Learn more.

Children’s Literacy Program - Read to Succeed Reading

Writing, and math instruction for children in area schools. Learn more.

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