Literacy in the HOOD providing books to children in Cleveland’s underserved neighborhoods


CLEVELAND — Sixty-six percent of people who live in Cleveland are functionally illiterate, and in some neighborhoods, the illiteracy rate is as high as 95%.One woman determined to lower those rates one book at a time.Chrishawndra Matthews started her nonprofit Literacy in the HOOD determined to get books into the hands of children in Cleveland’s underserved neighborhoods. It has now turned into a community-wide project that just keeps growing and growing.HOOD stands for “helping out our… Literacy in the HOOD providing books to children in Cleveland’s underserved neighborhoods