Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

A volunteer-run chapter of Room to Read


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Our chapter is made up of committed individuals who believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.

We are part of a global network of changemakers bringing Room to Read to our communities and raising the critical funds we need to make education a reality for millions of children.

Together we will raise more money than we ever could alone and we are so excited for you to come along on our journey to change the world through education.

Why Room to Read?

Room to Read keeps their overhead well below the industry average to maximize the percentage of your contributions that go toward their programs, and they spend their program funds wisely so that missions of children may benefit from their work.

Room to read target two critical milestones during a child's school years that can dramatically impact a child's life and their future generations. They concentrate on literacy learning during first and second grades because once a child reaches third grade without basic literacy skills, it is extremely difficult for the child to catch up. To us this means a child develops both the skills and habits of reading which they believe together contribute to lifelong learning. They also concentrate efforts during a girl's transition into secondary school in sixth and seventh grades when she has a high risk of dropping out of school because wages for girls increase by 15-25% for each additional year a girl remains in secondary school.

The vision of the Washington D.C. Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Washington D.C. residents and businesses. We support Room to Read's belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus our goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.

Volunteering with the Washington D.C. Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals. Join us today!

Volunteer opportunities include helping to plan events, giving small presentations about Room to Read's work, and introducing Room to Read to new supporters. If you would like to learn more contact us. We'd love to learn more about your interests so we potentially can pair them with our Chapter's needs. Tell us more about yourself and your interests by taking our volunteer survey.

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Thanks to the dedication and work of the Washington D.C. chapter.

32,107 children and their communities benefited

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