Child Literacy Is Everybody’s Business. Since 2001, Read Seed, Inc. has operated on the promise that every child MUST own books. However, book giving is just the beginning. The community must know that it is necessary for all children to have “best starts” by owning books. But, we cannot stop there. Through education, advocacy and demonstration of the benefits that literacy provides we can change education, quality of life experiences and open doors to achieving lifetime goals.
Triangle of North Carolina and Eastern NC
In 2010, RSI closed operations in order to assess next steps for the organization. In mid-2011, storm damage to the warehouse forced the building to be condemned where all of our books, furniture and supplies were stored, trapping everything. We were able to remove most of the books but the balance of property was unavailable to us for two and a half years. With suspension of services RSI did not receive funding, therefore no financial reports are available for this period.
August 2014, RSI began offering services again.
Also Known As
Post Office Box 51508
Durham, NC 27717 USA
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)
Children's and Youth Services (P30)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.
How does this organization make a difference?
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Educator and social worker with 25 years of experience working with low-income families and their struggle to find solutions to open doors of opportunity for their family. Devoted to improving educating for children through literacy.
Adelaide Banks Acting Chair
Read Seed, Inc
Term: Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?