Fight illiteracy
We are
We are up for the challenge!
Reading leads to an education which increases employment opportunites and a reduction in poverty.
Beginning as a Little Free Library Neighborhood Initiative in Cleveland’s 
Slavic Village, Hough Reads has empowered residents of Hough 
and Ward 7 to find unity in literacy 
since 2017. We partner with flagship community organizations to transform the neighborhood’s mindset. So far, 
Hough Reads has donated 1200 books 
to 300 children, dedicated 40 hours 
to reading aloud at public events, and inspired 30 functionally illiterate adults 
to change their lives.
Our mission
To unite the Hough community around 
the common goal of improving literacy
Rhonda Crowder, Program Coordinator
A journalist from the Call & Post, publisher of Who's Who In 
Black Cleveland, novelist and all-around literacy enthusiast - is a product of Hough. Rhonda is the founder of Rhonda Crowder & Associates a creative services agency specializing 
in literary development, branded content, media relations 
and fundraising.
Wayne Dailey, Associate Coordinator
An award-winning creative director who, although born and raised in Cleveland, built his career the past 32 years in the Los Angeles market. While working for the Los Angeles Times for 20 years, Wayne was a creative member of the newspaper's launching of Reading by 9 and many more community events.
and much more...
Our first year at glance
Out and about in Cleveland's Ward 7
• Book givaways throughout the ward • Changing the optics with male read alouds • Author visit at baseball heritage museum • CPL's summer lit league at hough branch • Little free library installation and builds
Join the movement in Hough
Become a Hough Reads game changer
Here’s how you can get involved.



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The cost of illiteracy The world would be a better place within our communities, cities and states. Both nationally and globally if more people could read.
66% 95%
20B $
of Cleveland residents are functionally illiterate is the adult illiteracy rate in the Hough community The cost of low literacy skills 
for business and taxpayers annually in lost wages, productivity and profits. When you know better you do better.
How we can help
Services available in Hough
Below are community resources you can contact 
to help you change the game.


Hough Multi-Purpose Center Re-Entry Program Food Pantry After School Tutoring Clothing Bank Aspire GED GED Seeds of Literacy Community Development Famicos
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