Reading Connections Partners
 
 

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The office is open some evenings.  Call 230-2223 to confirm the schedule.

Reading Connections follows the Guilford County Public Schools Inclement Weather Schedule. 

 

Reading Connections Partners
 
Reading Connections is grateful to the following partners that provide support for Reading Connections' programs, student and volunteer recruitment efforts, professional development and new programs.  For more information about how your company or association can support our literacy work in Guilford County, contact Reading Connections at 336-230-2223 or click here for an online contact form.

 
     
     
 
Corporate Partners

Reading Connections is grateful to the following corporate partners. 

A North Carolina establishment since 1971, Darryl's has been the Triad's premier steak and rib house for over 25 years. With its unique wood fired grill flavor and a full made from scratch menu, there's something to please everyone's taste buds.
 
Ecolab is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services. With over 26,000 employees and customers in 160 countries, Ecolab is committed to supporting the communities where they do business to benefit their economic and social vitality.
 
Kayser-Roth Corporation was instrumental in Reading Connections' formation, providing our initial $25,000 start-up grant in 1990. Kayser-Roth is a leader in the apparel industry with state-of-the-art facilities in North Carolina and Tennessee. Kayser-Roth Corporation is committed to integrity, creativity, passion, collaboration, and open communication.
 
Lincoln Financial Group has been serving the financial needs of customers across the U.S and the United Kingdom since 1905. As a concerned corporate citizen, the company's Foundation has sustained a strategic philanthropic program to improve the quality of life in the communities where their employees live and work.
 
Moses Cone Health System is a multi-hospital system with a range of outpatient services designed to provide care for Piedmont residents throughout all stages of their lives. More than 7,400 employees work throughout the Health System to improve the health and well-being of patients. Moses Cone has been a dedicated sponsor of our Scrabble Challenge for years.
 
VF Corporation is the world's largest apparel company. VF associates around the world support and embrace core values such as integrity, empowerment, ethical behavior and respect for others. All of these are reflected in the powerful commitment VF brings to the communities in which they work and live. VF has been a major sponsor for our annual Scrabble Challenge for several years.
 
Recognizing that education is the single biggest competitive advantage we can give our people in the 21st century, WalMart supports the efforts of organizations serving the neighborhoods where their facilities are located. Reading Connections is grateful for support from local WalMart stores #1842 (West Wendover Avenue), #5320 (West Elmsley Street), #1498 (Battleground Avenue) and Sam's Club #6402 (West Wendover Avenue).
 
 
     
     
 
Foundation Partners

  

Bryan Foundation
The Bryan Foundation supports Reading Connections efforts to expand faith-based community partnerships through its annual grant-making process.
 
The Cemala Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1986 by Martha A. and Ceasar Cone II to continue the family tradition of commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the community. The Foundation is a long-term supporter of Reading Connection's literacy efforts.
 
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro manages and distributes charitable funds to organizations throughout the Greensboro community. It is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening the community for present and future generations. The Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, builds and maintains a permanent collection of endowment funds, and serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.
 
The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on long-term solutions that help people, businesses and communities thrive and grow. Since 1954, the Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to charitable organizations, including more than $2.4 million in 2015.
 
Dollar General provides information on literacy services offered by local affiliates, and provides a vehicle for referring potential students to programs.  Dollar General's past support has helped Reading Connections' adult education program, family education program and expansion of High Point programming.
 
Guilford County Partnership for Children makes sure every child in Guilford County enters school safe, healthy and ready to succeed. The program uses public dollars and private donations to create new programs and collaborate with existing ones to measurably improve the lives of children while strengthening families. Reading Connections is funded through the Smart Start initiative.
 
The High Point Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening the community for both present and future generations. Their support for our program expansion has strengthened the community's ability to provide basic literacy services for adults in High Point and improve the quality of life for our students and the entire community.
 
The Leon Levine Foundation works to ensure everyone in our community, who has the desire and motivation, has an equal opportunity for success. The Foundation focuses its investments in organizations that serve people who want to make a better life for themselves and their families through education and hard work.
 
Molly Millis-Hedgecock Fund
The Molly Millis-Hedgecock Fund makes grants to support programs that improve the quality of life in High Point and surrounding areas. Support from this fund has enabled us to provide expanded services to adults in the High Point community.
 
Born of the vision, foresight and generosity of Sigmund Sternberger, the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life of residents of Guilford County, North Carolina. Support from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation enables Reading Connections to provide high quality literacy instruction to native residents and immigrant adults in Guilford County.
 
 
     
     
 
Community-Based Organization Partners

 

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League partners with Reading Connections through financial support and volunteer activities.
 
The Employment Security Commission provides services for North Carolinians searching for a job or seeking unemployment benefits. Reading Connections receives referrals from offices in Greensboro and High Point for individuals seeking to improve their basic literacy skills or get a GED.
 
Greensboro Public Library strives to provide free and equal access to information, foster lifelong learning and inspire the joys of reading.  The library system partners with Reading Connections to promote literacy and to meet specific barriers and needs as they are identified.
 
Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service. GTCC serves all the diverse segments of Guilford County's population, delivering quality educational programs and services, through partnerships with business, community groups, and other educational institutions.
 
NC Works assists individuals in their search for a job, and provides education and training needed to enhance employability. Reading Connections maintains partnerships with NCWorks offices in Greensboro and High Point.
 
The Piedmont Triad Partnership is devoted to marketing the 12 counties of the Piedmont Triad for business expansions and relocations.Through a WIRED grant, the Piedmont Triad Partnership supports an innovative workplace literacy program conducted by Reading Connections in the High Point Regional Health System. This program helps entry-level employees improve their basic skills and advance within the HPRHS career ladder, improving turnover and employee morale while providing valuable skills and training for employees.
 

The Guilford County Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization that invests state and private funds to address the needs of young children in Guilford County.  The Partnership works with families and partners with other community organizations to provide access to high quality child care, to improve prenatal and child health, and to support and strengthen families of preschool children.

 

Wheels4Hope is a non-profit, faith-based car donation program that turns donated cars into local blessings. We are located in the Triangle and Triad areas of North Carolina. Our mission is to provide affordable, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable families and individuals who are referred to us by one of our partner agencies.

 
 
     
     
 
Media Partners

 

Video showcasing Reading Connections' work - Student success Via Creative Communications on Vimeo
 
As part of its Newspapers in Education program, the News & Record contributes five complimentary copies of its daily paper to Reading Connections for use by its students and tutors in their lesson plans.
 
Reading Connections updates its own website by using the Intellogy content management system.
 
Providing web site design and development work for this website.  Contact Steve Vest at 336-723-4788.
 
 
     
     
 
Association Partners

 

Reading Connections is a member agency of the United Way of Greater Greensboro and receives approximately one-fourth of its annual funding from money that is raised during the United Way’s annual workplace campaign.
 
In 2002, Reading Connections was accredited by ProLiteracy Worldwide, the oldest and largest nongovernmental literacy organization in the world.
 

The United Way of Greater High Point develops community resources and partnerships that support a broad array of critical health and human service needs in our community. Reading Connections is grateful for support in the form of a venture grant awarded in 2014.




In-Kind Partners

 

West Market Street United Methodist Church, located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, is dedicated to serving God and neighbor in the name of Jesus Christ. WMUMC provides classroom space for Reading Connections pairs and groups as well as larger gathering spaces for Reading Connections events.

 
We are a vibrant and caring Reform Jewish congregation with approximately 570 families, and a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
 

Anchored in the tradition of the Episcopal Church, Saint Mary's parish grows through a continually evolving conversation regarding faith, God, and society. Located a few blocks from the High Point Library, Saint Mary's provides classrooms for Reading Connections groups and pairs as well as space for tutor training.