Building Literacy

Every, Child, Every Family, Every Day

Every Child Can Read, Inc. (ECCR) believes in opening a world of opportunities by growing a love of reading in young readers.

Every Child Can Read, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

Cheers for Books

Join us at New Boswell and have a beer for a good cause! Funds raised help sponsor Wayne Co. children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Click the button to learn more and purchase your tickets.

FB Event

Our Programs

K Ready Logo

When Vic Jose and Rick Ahaus learned that more than 40 percent of children in Wayne County were NOT prepared to learn when they started school, they tackled that issue with great intensity and created the K-Ready program.

K-Ready’s goal is to increase the number of Wayne County children who enter school prepared to learn.

Reading Academy Logo

In 2007, concerned citizens led by Rick Ahaus and Vic Jose formed an independent, voluntary, community-based program with a single focus: to have all third-grade students in Richmond reading on grade level by the time they enter the fourth grade. They created a 501 (c) 3 organization to fund the first The Reading Academy.

The Reading Academy’s goal is to ensure that every Third Grader in Richmond knows how to read at grade level by the end of third grade.

Recent News and Photos

Every Child Can Read
Every Child Can Read1 day ago
Know any little ones that might be experiencing their first summer?!? Tell them about how we partner with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to make sure children 0-5 can get a free book like this every month!
Every Child Can Read
Every Child Can Read3 days ago
Our Summer Bookmobile went out yesterday to visit Headstart and the RCS I-Read School at Starr. What a fun morning! 🚗💨📚
Every Child Can Read
Every Child Can Read4 days ago
Birth to Five is hosting it's 1s Annual Safety Village Grand Prix on June 25th from 5p-7p and our Pop-Up Summer Bookmobile will be there! Mark your calendars today!

“We wanted to design a program that encouraged parents to read, put books into homes and provided tips for effective reading.”

– Rick Ahaus, Board Member and Founder