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Make a Donation

Provide Scholarships for Students in Need

The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. offers partial scholarships to enrolled students who demonstrate both financial and academic need.  


Funding for partial scholarships comes from many sources including private donors, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, The Beckley Area Foundation, The WV Development Office (Neighborhood Investment Program), The Milan Puskar Foundation, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and The CC Dickinson Family Giving Circle.

Your tax-deductible gift to The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. provides scholarships to students in need. You can make a secure online donation to The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. through Network for Good.

If you prefer to mail us a donation, please make your check payable to "The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc." and mail it to 429 3rd Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303.


Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) tax credits are sometimes available for qualifying donations. Please contact us for more information.

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Join the Kroger Community Rewards Program

Organization Name: The Appalachian Reading Center


Organization Number: YM300

Kroger customers who register their Kroger Plus Cards in the Kroger Community Rewards  program can direct a portion of Kroger's charitable giving to a non-profit of their choice.


Please consider designating The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. as your preferred charity if you shop at Kroger. The Reading Center will receive a percentage of your purchase amount each time your Kroger Plus card is scanned, but it will NOT cost you anything--the donation comes from Kroger.


There are two steps to enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program:

  1. Register your Kroger Plus Card at

  2. Log into and select The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. as your preferred charity.

Remember:  All participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization.

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Kroger Community Awards

Shop for Dyslexia Awareness Jewelry

10% of the purchase price is given to us as a donation if you specify The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc.

PQBD dyslexia jewelry

Become an Employee

Learn how to become a part-time tutor

The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. accepts applications on an on-going basis for part-time tutors.  We are looking for friendly people with a background in education.  We provide extensive training and support to our tutors.  Please call us at 304-744-8188 if you are interested in applying for a part-time position or submit the online application below.

Become and Employee

​Job Description


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate area of study.

  • Knowledge of Orton-Gillingham approach is essential.

  • Complete Appalachian Reading Center pre-service training program and participate in ongoing professional development activities. 


  • Tutor children and/or adults with language-based reading problems (e.g., dyslexia, etc.) by following the instructor manual and carrying out systematic instructions.

  • Prepare and execute engaging, individualized lesson plans at appropriate student levels.

  • Maintain excellent student progress records and complete periodic reports.

  • Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with fellow staff, students, parents, and administrators.

  • Show proficiency using Zoom.

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