• Please Join Our
    12 Hours of Impact
    This fall, help us send another 18 Guatemalan youth to high school. Every gift will be matched and every gift will make an impact!
    Oct 7, 2015 | 9am-9pm PST
  • Transforming Lives Through Literacy.
    Since 2007 we have worked with 78 teenagers to change the lives of more than 4,500 children. And we've only just begun! Help us grow our impact in Guatemala.
  • Learn how literacy can end poverty.
    Through a combination of scholarship, leadership, and literacy, we empower one generation of leaders to create another generation of readers.
  • Meet each of our scholars.
    Ever wonder what a Reading Village scholar is like? Now you can meet them all, read about their interests, and help make their dreams come true.
  • Help Us Eradicate Illiteracy.
    You can be change the world. Start your own fundraising campaign to bring literacy to Guatemala. We've got everything you need to get going!

Our Approach

Learning begins with literacy. When we can master the written word, we have the foundation to control our own lives and to change the lives of those around us. In this way, literacy can unlock people's ability to create a better world.
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Our Program

Working collaboratively in impoverished communities, the Reading Village model combines innovation and cultivation to co-create human capacity. In everything we do, we strive to empower communities to chase their own dreams.
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Take Action

All around the world, energetic volunteers, passionate advocates, and inspired individuals have joined us to change lives through literacy. It’s easy. Just create a campaign, set a goal, and then spread the word!
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Our Progress

  • 4,634 Books Distributed to Schools, Libraries, & Orphanages
  • 78% Of Our Teens Have Been Employed Upon Graduation
  • 9,240 Hours Spent Reading to Children
  • 10,000 Children's Lives Changed Through Literacy Programs

Latest News & Events

  • Join Our 12 Hours of Impact September 15, 2015

    http://youtu.be/NwvEiO8-mLw Every day we each have a chance to impact another. Our actions, our words, our dollars, our votes — these are the ways we ...

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  • 10 Fast Facts About Literacy Around the World September 8, 2015

    Today is International Literacy Day! What better time to take a look at the impact of literacy? Our work in Guatemala is just a small ...

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  • Measuring Social Fabric September 1, 2015

    Every international nonprofit has its own set of criteria for the communities and people they serve. Some look at demographic data and work perhaps with women ...

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