Welcome to Rise and Read!

The Augustine Literacy Project®-Charlotte works to improve the reading, writing and spelling skills of under-resourced students who struggle with literacy by providing free, long-term, one-on-one instruction from highly trained volunteer tutors. Visit our website at alpcharlotte.org to learn more.

How to Get Involved

If you have donation questions: Please contact Jessica Klasinski at [email protected] or 704-941-4449.

Join the Augustine Society

Consider joining the Augustine Society by giving a gift of $1,000 or more.

  • $10,000: Provides tutoring for 4 aspiring readers
  •   $5,000: Provides continuing education for 15 tutors
  •   $2,500: Provides 10 coaches for tutors-in-training
  •   $1,000: Provides curriculum kits for tutoring 4 students


  • Featured Speaker: Kelly S. King, CEO of Truist
  • Barbara Washington, ALP Tutor
  • Alison S. Houser, ALP Executive Director
  • Carla Love, ALP Tutor, and student, Jermiah
  • Cynthia Buck, ALP Tutor, and former ALP student, Will
  • Call to Action: George Miles


We are grateful to our Rise and Read sponsors:


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Having any trouble with the broadcast or interactive tools? Feel free to ask for assistance.

Support tips

Nearly all issues you’ll have with participating in the True Blessings virtual event can be resolved by:

1. Accessing the event with the latest version of Google Chrome.

2. Testing your audio on another site like Youtube to ensure there are no problems with your headphones, speakers or microphone.

3. Closing all other browser tabs and apps on your computer.

4. Rebooting your computer.

5. Trying to load the virtual event on a different device, like another computer or your phone.

If you’ve tried all of the above steps and are still experiencing issues, please reach out via email, and if email isn’t working for you use the support phone number listed on the main event page.