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Our Story

It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. READ Lakeland, Inc is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our community. With a variety of active projects and a large volunteer staff, we harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals.

Since our founding in 2000, we have been proud to witness how our activities have benefitted the San Francisco community and beyond. Want to take part? Contribute to our work by donating or volunteering today.

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Our Vision

READ Lakeland, Inc is dedicated to teaching basic reading writing math, and technology skills to adult learners who are low literate and to English language learners. We are actively engaged in programs and activities to increase the literacy rate in the greater Lakeland area.

We serve adults in the Lakelands, Bartow, and Mulberry communities through grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, GiveWell Community Foundation, Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation, and Florida's Natural Growers Foundation. 

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