Read Memphis Project

The Read Memphis Project builds the capacity of other organizations, churches, nonprofits and groups to create new or improve existing community-based literacy or adult basic education centers (6th grade reading and below) and English as a Second Language (ESL) centers throughout the Mid-South.

Read Memphis Project Provides:

  • A standards-based approach to guide organizations.
  • Best practices for implementing quality service.
  • Ongoing training & coaching to build capacity.
  • Resources for newly certified programs. 

Certified organizations will be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in seed money and/or resources. Some rules apply.

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale