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Phone: 505-321-9620
6101 Anderson SE
New Mexico 87108
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Target demographics: Non-Literate and Low-Literate Adults — Women — Immigrants — Low Income

Direct beneficiaries per year: 122

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: 3 hours a week: teach an adult to read and write.

Geographic areas served: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Programs: Free tutoring to adults in core areas: reading and writing, English as a Second Language, math, computer skills. Special programming: ESL instruction for immigrant parents of school children -- ESL classes at work -- Mothers & Children Reading Together, bilingual Pilot Project

to empower adults with the literacy and language skills they need to participate fully and effectively in work, civic life, and community
Our work is life changing. Last programming year our clients met these goals: U.S. citizenship; enroll in community college or university; survival literacy and English skills; open a bank account; get a job or get a better job; obtain a driver's license; read to children; fill out a loan application; read a book for the first time.

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The work that these volunteers do expands exponentially when you consider how just teaching one person to read transmits to more and more people reading. And everyone knows what happens in a world where knowledge is spread freely!!! Thank you for doing such an invaluable job... more »
After attending the annual fundraiser for this organization I am so impressed with the hard work and fabulous results this group has shown. They are a group of highly engaged individuals who are making big strides in the local community by giving the gift of reading to adults. One young woman was ... more »
I have been a tutor with Reading Works for four years, and I can attest that it is making a big difference in our community, which has an very high rate of illiteracy. I watched my learner progress from reading at a second grade level to reading at a fifth grade level. When he was able to go to the ... more »
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