Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and empowers underserved children by inspiring adults to read aloud to them regularly.  Research proves that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for enabling eventual success in reading and, therefore, likelihood for success in school and life. Read to a Child’s flagship Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes over 1,800 volunteers from more than 150 corporations nationwide who read aloud to 1,400 at-risk elementary school students in greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.

83% of 4th graders from low-income families are not proficient in reading

Children who are read to at least 3x/week are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading

Students who talk about reading have higher average reading scores than students who never or hardly ever talk about reading.

Major Supporters:

  • AEG
  • Agero
  • ArcLight Capital Partners
  • Assurant
  • BJs
  • Bloomberg
  • BNY Mellon
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Capital Group
  • Chemical Bank
  • Eastern Bank
  • Eaton Vance
  • EMC/RSA Corporation
  • Holland and Knight
  • Integrity Services
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • MassMutual
  • New York Life
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Quicken Loans
  • Staples
  • TJX
  • Travelers
  • Wayfair