The Mission of the Regional Literacy Coordinating Committees

The mission of the Regional Literacy Coordinating Committee is to promote literacy in the Commonwealth, help its residents achieve their full potential to participate effectively as members of the workforce-family-and community, thus enhancing their quality of life and access to opportunity by:

  • Supporting each Virginian's opportunity for lifelong learning
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration among public and private literacy service providers and support organizations.

  • Increasing awareness of the value of literacy to the general public in order to promote involvement in local literacy initiatives.
Photo of the State Library in Richmond

Future Meeting Dates in 2007

February 21, 2007, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Tentatively in Chesterfield County)

March 21, 2007, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

May 9, 2007, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

January 17 Meeting

Location: Henrico Adult Learning Center

  1. Budget/Funds
  2. Legislative Day-Sponsored by All RLCC Regions - Dale Temple
  3. 2007 Goals
  4. Emergency preparedness - Pandemic Flu
  5. Support Local Literacy Projects
  6. Other Suggestions

Henrico Adult Learning Center

Spotlight on: The READ Center

Spotlight posts feature our partners in the Richmond Metropolitan Area and members of RLCC 12.

The READ Center

A not-for-profit volunteer adult literacy program for adults 18 and older, serving the greater Richmond area, including Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and Richmond City. Trained volunteer tutors work with adult learners to meet their individual literacy goals.

Full Name:
Reading and Education for Adult Development, Inc.

Mission Statement:
The mission of The READ Center is to help low-level reading adults develop basic reading and communication skills through one-to-one tutoring so they can fulfill their goals and their roles as citizens, workers, and family members.

What is literacy?
The READ Center uses the following definition of literacy from The National Adult Literacy Survey of 1993: “Using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.”

Carol Holmquist, Executive Director
The READ Center