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Margaret Barker

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Review for Reading Works Inc, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Reading Works just completed a programming year. We served 130 individuals.

Our programming goals for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 are
* serve 200 people
* expand our ESL classes for immigrant parents of middle school children
* form a partnership with the Asian Family Center
* institute a reading for pleasure program
* revise our GED curriculum to address the changes in the GED test which will be launched in January 2014.

Reading Works is a good investment for a donor. 81% of our budget for 2013-2014 is allocated to programming. Our clients make real life changes like U.S. citizenship, getting a job, advancing in employment, learning literacy and English survival skills, and enrolling in community college or university classes.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member

Review for Reading Works Inc, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Reading Works is a community based adult literacy program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its mission is to empower adults with the literacy and language skills they need to participate fully and effectively in work, civic life and community. Reading Works provides free one-on-one and small group instruction in reading and writing; English as a Second Language; GED preparation; math; computer skills. Reading Works is especially effective in community outreach — providing services at middle schools, half-way houses, and domestic violence shelters. Reading Works is young — our budget is small — 84% of our expenses are program related — last year 58 volunteers served 131 people. Our clients make great improvements in their lives: get jobs, advance in employment, learn essential banking skills, pass the GED exam, enroll in community college or training courses, read to their children, use the library for the first time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member