Richards Learning Systems

Donate to the Richards Learning Systems Video Project

There is a literacy crisis in our country.  Millions of Americans cannot read and it has an enormous economic impact on our community.  We have a simple solution that will solve this problem – a revolutionary video reading series that will teach students and train teachers at the same time.  But we need your help.

Richards Learning Systems

An Award Winning Curriculum – Richards Learning Systems®

Since 1990, Richards Learning Systems® (RLS) has been transforming the way students of all ages and abilities learn to read.  The multi-sensory, systematic reading curriculum comprised of a phonics program, reading comprehension (fiction and non-fiction) and writing skills.  Winner of the prestigious NorTech Prize for Innovation, the RLS early learner phonics series is currently being converted into a series of 77 episodic videos.

A Partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Our nonprofit partner, the Creative Education Institute (CEI), has developed a strong partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and its CEO, Eric Gordon.  Once the video project is complete, Gordon has committed 27 K-2 classrooms to pilot the RLS video program.

No More Costly Teacher Training

RLS will negate the need for teacher reading workshops thanks to its groundbreaking design.  Teachers will learn to teach the reading program at the same time the students are learning how to read.  New teachers can simply rewatch the short videos to learn the program.  This keeps teachers in the classroom and avoids the high cost of training workshops and substitutes.

Help Us Solve the Literacy Crisis – Donate Today!

We need your help to solve the literacy crisis in our community and our nation.  With the generous support of volunteers and donors, we have created all of the materials for the video series and have filmed the pilot episode.  But, there are still 76 more videos to make.  You can help by donating to the Creative Education Institute.  Every dollar helps!

There are several ways that you can donate:

By Phone

Call the Creative Education Institute at (440) 914-0200 to make your donation by phone.

By Mail, Fax, or Email

Download the donation form and submit it by mail, fax, or email.

NEW!  Online Donations

We are now able to accept donations online!  Visit to make your online donation today.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The ability to read is truly the gift that keeps on giving.  By making your donation to CEI, you are helping us bring our revolutionary reading program to life.  This movement will raise a whole new generation of passionate readers who will make a difference in our community and around the world.  And it all starts with you.

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Dave Hoffman