Room to Read

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Room to Read "partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries, and future generations. Through the opportunities that only an education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.

"John Wood, Founder and CEO, launched Room to Read after a trek through Nepal. He visited several local schools and was amazed by the warmth and enthusiasm of the students and teachers, but also saddened by the shocking lack of resources. Driven to help, John quit his senior executive position with Microsoft and built a global team to work with rural villages to build sustainable solutions to their educational challenges." [1]


Accessed June 2013: [1]

Board of Directors (2007)

Advisory Board

Accessed June 2013: [2]

Advisory Board (2007)



Contact details

111 Sutter Street
16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
Phone: +1 415-561-3331
Fax: +1 415-591-0580

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  1. Room to Read Board, organizational web page, accessed June 6, 2013.
  2. Room to Read Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed June 6, 2013.