Help REACH Start a New Chapter at Our REACH Literacy Center!





Our mission: To provide individualized reading, writing and life skills tutoring that empowers adults in the Sioux Empire to reach their potential.

Our organization has come a long way since we started 31 years ago as a prison ministry called Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council. While our primary mission to teach adults to read, write and improve life skills has not changed, the scope of our program has changed significantly. In 2014 we changed our name to REACH to reflect that change. We are reaching an even broader community across the Sioux Empire and helping others reach their goals and dreams.

 Now, we need your help to take an important next step and start a new chapter at REACH.

I’m excited to share with you that REACH is opening a new Literacy Center in January 2018 at 2101 W. 41st Street. (Next to Scheels at the Western Mall). The REACH Literacy Center will provide a place where community members can learn to read and write and improve life skills in order to advance their employment opportunities and lead better lives for themselves and their families.

REACH provided opportunities to over 145 adults this year through our reading and writing programs. With your help, we can expand our services even more. The Literacy Center will house our REACH a Reader book store, as well as office space, a book drop site, workplace tutoring, group and individual tutoring and event space.

 Our goals for the Literacy Center include plans to:

  • Create a Customer Service Skill building program - starting in Spring 2018
  • Establish a National Career Readiness Program - Summer of 2018
  • Expanding our book grant program - January 2018
  • Create a Family Literacy Program - 2019
  • Host readers and writers workshops - March 2018

We need your help to continue empowering adults in the Sioux Empire. Please consider a gift today.

Join the inaugural group of the REACH Literacy Circle

Your membership means you are a committed to a yearly gift to REACH to support our new Literacy Center.

$50 provides material for one adult learner or materials for a small group setting.

 Your yearly membership includes:

A REACH tote bag

Card for one free book a month

“Members-only" gatherings at the bookstore 
A gift of $100 will provide tutor training for 5 new tutors.
A gift of $250 will provide training materials for an entire 9 week session. 

A gift of $50 will provide critical literacy skills for an adult learner.


If you would like more information about how to volunteer for REACH as a tutor of book store volunteer click here. 

No Fees 

We do not charge for our services.  REACH is a community-based agency funded by Sioux Empire United Way, grants, events and private donations.


Adults with strong literacy skills will

  • raise children who are good readers
  • be good employees
  • keep themselves and their families healthy
  • be active in their communities
  • advocate for themselves
  • avoid crime.