The READ Team, formerly known as ARISE2Read Jackson Madison County, began in Jackson in 2014.
We serve in six of Jackson-Madison County elementary schools.
Each of these schools has been adopted by an Adopter Church; however, multiple churches and community volunteers work together within each school to support The READ Team and to assist with other school programs and needs.
On April 8, 2021, The READ Team officially joined United Way of West TN as a program in United Way's Education emphasis.
United Way of West Tennessee advocates for equity through Uniting agencies in ways that improve each person’s access to health, education, and financial stability. Our extensive footprint allows us to collaborate with over 60 area nonprofits spanning 14 counties across the West Tennessee region. By helping them acquire resources, we empower them to assist those in need within their local area. Our web address: uwwt.org.
Students in low-income communities are, on average, three grade levels behind their peers in affluent communities.
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