A grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation of Fairfax, VA., enabled Shenandoah University to establish the Claude Moore Center for Literacy in the Bowman Building at the School of Education and Human Development at 20 South Cameron Street in downtown Winchester. The purpose of the center is to promote literacy in the region through providing community outreach, and by training current and future teachers in best practices in teaching reading and writing.

The Center will house a collection of traditional and electronic materials, adaptive technology and software for university students, teachers, children and their families.