Our Approach

Learning begins with literacy. When we can master the written word, we have the foundation to control our own lives and to change the lives of those around us. In this way, literacy can unlock people's ability to create a better world.
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Our Programs

Working collaboratively in impoverished communities, the Reading Village model combines innovation and cultivation to co-create human capacity. In everything we do, we strive to empower communities to chase their own dreams.
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Take Action

All around the world, energetic volunteers, passionate advocates, and inspired individuals have joined us to change lives through literacy. It’s easy. Just create a campaign, set a goal, and then spread the word!
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Our Progress

Books Distributed to Schools, Libraries, & Orphanages
Of Our Teens Have Been Employed Upon Graduation
Hours Spent Reading to Children
Children’s Lives Changed Through Literacy Programs

Latest News & Events

The Women of Guatemala

There are women in the world stronger and more courageous than you or I could ever dream of being. There are women who haul crates off the backs of buses. They hang off the sides of vans to hitch a ride down the road. They balance a baby on their back and a bucket of…

A Dream Come True

As the co-host on this year’s Learning Journey, I cherished the opportunity I had to intimately connect ten of our supporters to the work in which they had invested. While I do my best to connect people to Reading Village’s work throughout the year, the Learning Journey creates the perfect vehicle to directly connect the…

How One Question Can Change Anything

I recently read a piece in the New York Times about Kyle Schwartz, a Denver-based teacher who began asking her students to complete the following sentence: I wish my teacher knew… The responses were astounding, heartbreaking, inspiring, and enlightening. They gave Ms. Schwartz new insights into her students’ challenges and motivations. One student wrote: I…