November 15, 2012
I have been with Reading Works since 2008 as a board member, tutor, and project leader. I am so pleased to be working with highly talented and devoted tutors who so generously share their talents with people wanting to change their lives by improving their literacy skills. As a tutor, I am always learning more about the subject we are studying and love the thrill of seeing a breakthrough in a person's understanding! That is the payoff for me! Plus, the friendships I have with my students enrich my life. The Board is unique because they are actively involved with the program rather than just a board that sets policy or raises money. Because we do not have an agency housing us, the challenges of raising money and seeing that our community-based program keeps improving in innovative ways keeps their involvement high. Our office is used for training and for tutoring, has a good library for our tutors, and is located in a neighborhood that we think may find our services useful. Our board president, a founder, has vision and high energy so she keeps moving us along. With the literacy levels so low in a great percentage of our citizens, the need is great, but we are working to get our name out and to increase our contribution to our city. I am so glad to be involved with this pioneering group in Albuquerque.
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