Partner Spotlight: Read Charlotte


Read Charlotte and Reach Out and Read Carolinas joined forces to ensure more children in Mecklenburg County grow up with books, stories and a love of language by supporting families, starting at birth.

We are currently in 13 clinics across Mecklenburg County. With Read Charlotte’s help, the goal is to expand to 35 clinics over the next three years reaching 15,000 additional children. Strategically, that would serve two-thirds of low-income children under 6 years old in Mecklenburg County by 2020.

Read more about our partnership in this article: Just what the doctor ordered: Encouragement for parents to read to young children.

“This is a remarkable opportunity to reach a significant percentage of the 85,000 children under six years old in Mecklenburg County.”  

Munro Richardson, Read Charlotte Executive Director

Our community partners are innovative, visionary and thought leaders.

They are committed organizations, foundations, and corporations. They are elected officials and public officials. They are publishers, authors, and illustrators. They are our staff and our board. And, they are champions for literacy.

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