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Groundbreaking for new site of Rochester's Reading Center.

The Reading Center hopes to move in to its new home, located at 2010 Scott Road NW, by late summer or early fall of next year.

Posted: Sep. 16, 2018 11:33 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Reading Center broke ground on the site of their new facility Sunday.

The $3.8 million building, located at 2010 Scott Road NW, will allow more space for programming and services.

Since its founding in 1951, the Reading Center has served more than 10,000 students who struggle with reading.

Cindy Russell, the executive director of the Reading Center, said the building will be something both the students and teachers can be proud of.

“Instead of being in this building that maybe they can or can't get their services in to being in this beautiful building where there will be portraits of famous, accomplished people with dyslexia, plenty of tutoring rooms,” Russell said. “I think it's gonna feel really good for them.”

Construction is set to begin in October.

The project is funded through the Reading Center’s “Unleashed to Succeed” campaign. They still have a million dollars to raise, which they hope to do so by the time they get in the building.

The Reading Center hopes to move in to its new home by late summer or early fall of next year.

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