Read To Succeed was established in the summer of 2003. Paul Vaughan, Managing Director of the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Foundation, met with professionals who were involved in literacy programs in Murfreesboro. He offered the Foundation’s resources as support to a new community literacy initiative and this group of dedicated educators, social workers, agency directors, community helpers and volunteers became the Read To Succeed Council. This community partnership was created to promote reading in Rutherford County, with emphasis on family literacy. Read to Succeed creates Reading in the Schools Day, Read To Bee, Imagination Station, UNPLUG and Read!, One Book, Families That Read Succeed and a one-on-one tutoring program for adults.
Read To Succeed improves lives through reading by establishing literacy partnerships in Rutherford County. Read To Succeed supports this mission by:
- fostering literacy partnerships between providers, educators, community helpers and business owners,
- creating events and programming to promote literacy and,
- providing resources such as the Lon Nuell Family Literacy Center and this website.
FY 2013-2014 Annual Report. It is the policy of Read To Succeed to comply with all aspects of an affirmative action plan, such as utilizing minority and women-owned businesses whenever possible, providing open access to records, and being an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read To Succeed is funded by donations from individuals, businesses and grants.