Reading Enables Adult Development
READ Ottawa’s mission is to provide adults who live in or near Ottawa County with an opportunity to improve and transform their lives by strengthening their reading and language fluency.
READ Ottawa is the only nonprofit organization that provides free one-on-one tutoring to adults in Ottawa County. Strong adult literacy and education programs bring a powerful return on investment by improving the lives of adult learners, the lives of their families, and improving the economic growth of the Ottawa County area.
READ Ottawa was founded in 2008. The first tutor training was held in the spring of 2009 and was established as a nonprofit organization in 2010. Formally known as R.E.A.D., the organization started with three learner/tutor pairs. We have continued to grow our pairs each year and have supported up to 40 learner/tutor pairs annually.
P.O. Box 429
Grand Haven, MI 49417
*READ Ottawa has no designated office space and partners with the local Ottawa County District Libraries for training, meeting and resource space.