Mission, Vision & Values


To significantly increase literacy achievement for students with the greatest need by mobilizing and equipping a community of partners, advocates, and supporters who are committed to literacy as a key driver of student and community success.


We imagine a community where every child can read, where race and zip code no longer predict educational outcomes, and where literacy strengthens every part of our community.



We believe in honoring every person’s innate humanity, abilities, and potential for growth through our work and our persistent effort toward increasing childhood literacy rates.


We are informed by research, best practices, community, and stakeholders directly or indirectly affected by our efforts.


We commit to doing things differently than they have been done before and to always ask the questions about what and how we can do better. 


We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to help our young people read and want to support their role in literacy and its impact on the health of our community.


We step up, step down, come together, and sometimes step aside to ensure equity and the outcomes that are in the best interests of those we serve. 

Organizational History

In 2001, our organization started with six tutors at South Fork Elementary school. Since then, the organization has evolved from one program, the Augustine Literacy Project®, into a community project that supports students, tutors, educators, schools, and families. Read Write Spell, launched in 2015, grew out of a need to supplement the original Augustine Literacy Project® mission. Read Write Spell was created as an overarching entity that added new strategic components to serve struggling readers in our community. 

Since our inception in 2001, our work has focused on providing and advocating for research based reading instruction for all students, especially economically disadvantaged students. After 20 years, we had to examine our impact relative to the need. This process helped us realize that we must take a more comprehensive approach that acknowledges and addresses root causes and works with those most impacted to create innovative solutions to the literacy challenge in our community.

In 2023, Read Write Spell became Love Literacy. We believe that literacy is the foundation for success in education and education is one of the drivers of success in life. Our love of the children in this community compels us to act urgently to craft solutions that will shift the literacy landscape in Forsyth County. 

Love Literacy operates as an outreach of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, affording it the benefits of 501c3 status.

For the Love of Our Community.

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