A shared vision defined by communities
In 60 countries and in over 1,000 communities throughout the world, groups affiliate with the International Reading Association through chartered councils. Operating at local, state or provincial, regional, and national levels, councils enhance the IRA experience by providing:
- Connection. Joining a diverse group of professionals who share a passion for literacy, instruction, and student achievement, can expand professional relations and transform formal and informal learning opportunities.
- Leadership outside classroom walls. Teaching can be an isolating career, but volunteer-led professional organizations develop and grow leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of areas.
- Community building for a literate future. Councils engage whole communities in literacy awareness campaigns through recognition programs, community service, and special projects.
For information about creating a new council, contact Council Services.
Are you a Council Leader? Visit our Council Leader's section of the website.
IRA Council and Affiliate Directory
Use the links at the left for a listing of IRA-chartered national affiliates, state councils (US), provincial councils (Canada), and local, student and special interest councils in good standing.
This council and affiliate directory is for official IRA use only. Please refrain from contacting council or affiliate presidents for solicitation and sales purposes. Individual IRA members and potential members may initiate contact with the council or affiliate president for information and networking purposes. Use of this listing for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, reproducing and storing in a retrieval system by any means electronic or mechanical, photocopying or using the names, addresses, and phone numbers for any private, commercial, or political mailing, is strictly prohibited.