READ ENC is a community-wide literacy movement meant to grow awareness, programming, and community/family resources to ensure grade level proficient reading at the end of grade 3 for all of our children. Please contribute to this effort via the United Way of Pitt County, who serves as READ ENC’s fiscal agent. 100% of your contributions will be used for one or more of the following purposes: books, community education, family engagement. Click on the CONTRIBUTE link below to designate your funds for READ ENC. Thank you in advance for your support!

  • A $100 contribution will support the addition of a Book Nook in a public area where parents and children wait together (i.e., pediatric health care providers’ waiting rooms, barbershops, laundromats, restaurants.)
  • A $50 contribution will support one Pitt County K-3 child to receive 9 summer reading books they select to be mailed to their home. Seven PCS high needs schools were included in the Kids Read Now Summer 2020 reading program and ten are proposed for 2021, including the ECU Community School.