Join the Fight for Literacy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Read Charlotte is a community-wide children’s reading initiative uniting parents, educators and community partners to improve children’s literacy from birth through third grade. 

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Imagine what it will mean for Charlotte-Mecklenburg when 80% of third graders reach College & Career Ready.

Together, we're forging the path.

We work alongside incredible organizations determined to see more students succeed.



Help support Read Charlotte’s mission to fund evidence-based efforts

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Help drive impact across Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

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Help address the county’s book desert and build home libraries

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Volunteer to become a tutor for proven programs

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Reading Pathway

From the time children are born they acquire skills that set the foundation for reading. Sometimes children don’t master a skill right away. With the right support, they can get on track.

We Have Three Objectives

Get more birth-K kids ready to learn to read.
Get more k-3 kids on track to reading proficiency.
Improve the early literacy system.

We’re Focused in Five Areas

IMPACT REPORT: The First Five Years.