Be the Spark!

Ignite a Reader!

Honor the people who taught you to read by tutoring a struggling reader this year. Fall Training Session October 17 – 21. Winter Training Session January 23 – February 3, 2017 (Two-weeks to allow for inclement weather) Learn more about becoming an Augustine Literacy Project® Tutor.

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Come to a Reading Party!


Join us for a READWS Reading Party! It’s free!

Parents, bring your children ages 4 -8, and learn fun games to practice reading skills at home, in the car or wherever you want. Email or call the READWS office at 336-723-4391, ext 1507 and sign up today for October 15th or November 10th!


Join Us for Coffee & Conversation


Learn more about Augustine Project® tutoring.

Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Winston-Salem Foundation, Carter Conference Room in Burris Family Center. RSVP required: (336) 723-4391 ext. 1506 or pam@readws.orgDownload the details


for Reading Parties

READWS Needs Volunteers for its NEW Parent Education Seminars: Reading Party parent-oriented seminars teach simple and effective multi-sensory strategies to parents and their children in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. These strategies can be used at home to help strengthen early reading success. The next training is scheduled for October 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Our Programs

Augustine Project ®

The Augustine Literacy Project® program trains volunteer tutors who work with low-income students who struggle with reading, writing and spelling. Using Orton-Gillingham based teaching methods, our tutors are changing lives by increasing literacy skills. Find out more about the Augustine Literacy Project® program.

Literate Girls

The Literate Girls program helps identify and educate girls who struggle with reading, writing and spelling.  Did you know reading problems in girls often go overlooked? This program focuses on girls and the literacy skills they need to succeed.  Learn more about the Literate Girls progam..

Educator Training and Support

READWS offers free Orton-Gillingham based training opportunities, resources and support for educators in the Winston–Salem area. We have over 14 years partnering with our local schools to serve economically disadvantaged students who struggle with reading.  Find out how we might help you and your school.

Reading Parties and More!

Join us for a reading party! It’s free! READWS now hosts reading parties to help parents learn fun games they can play with their children. Supporting pre-reading and early reading skills, these games can be played at home, in the car or wherever you want. Learn more about our parent programs and other free resources.

Number of volunteer tutors

Number of schools and after-school locations we serve

Years we've been working to help children improve their literacy skills in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area

Volunteer tutor hours for 2014-15 school year

023-IMG_0878June 30 – Augustine Coffee & Conversation, Robinhood Rd YMCA
July 14 – Augustine Coffee & Conversation, 3rd Floor Library
July 19 – Augustine Coffee & Conversation, Fulton Family YMCA
Get times and full details on our calendar
September 19 – 23, 2016 – THIS SESSION IS FULL



October 17 – 21, 2016,  M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

January 23 – February 3, 2017 M-F, 8:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m.
(Two-week training to allow for inclement weather)




October 15, 2016 – 10 a.m. to noon at the Children’s Museum Register
November 10, 2016 – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club for Boys and Girls Club members only
December 3, 2016 –  10 a.m. to noon at Sciworks  Register

*Must preregister to attend museums for FREE after event!

Yoshimoto OGI Educator Training, July 25 – 30, 2016


Your donations will go to support READWS, home of the Winston-Salem Augustine Literacy Project ® and more. When you give, remember that the gift of literacy is something that can never be lost, stolen, or taken away. It is not disposable. Thank you for supporting READWS on our amazing journey.

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