Literacy — the ability to read and write — is as essential to daily life as food and water.
Can you imagine not being able to read an email? Or not knowing how to sign your name legibly? Or never reading a book to your child?
That is the reality for 32,000,000 people in the United States. In Massachusetts alone, 32% of adults are at the lowest literacy skill level.
Our mission is to ensure that adults with low-literacy or limited English proficiency have high-quality educational opportunities so they can thrive.
Read for Change is First Literacy’s annual peer-to-peer friend and fundraising event, raising $5,000 to $10,000 annually to support adult literacy. Your donations — big or small — help these adults in our community. And 100% of your donation supports First Literacy’s programming.