Save a Child. Save a Family. Save a City.

Welcome Karen Vogelsang as ARISE2Read’s new Executive Director! Check out this video to hear Donna Gaines explain how the Lord orchestrated her hiring.

ARISE2Read takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We tutor students one hour per week utilizing a simple sight word approach. We also provide books for the students to enhance literacy.


of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will end up in jail or on welfare.


In middle income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13:1; in low income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.


of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children.


Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.

In the 2015-2016 school year, we saw a 135% increase in second graders reading on Fry Word grade level in the seven schools tested.


October 2015


May 2016

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All it takes is one hour a week to help change a child’s life!