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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Literacy, Primary & Elementary Schools, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Special Education

Mission: The mission of the EVTA is to *provide free tutoring/mentoring support to children in financial need in a rural area where the child poverty rate hovers close to 30%. *provide tutoring to children in rural areas requesting support on a sliding fee scale, based on financial need. *help reduce the high school drop out rate by helping rural students become proficient readers and acquire foundational math skills in the primary years. *strengthen the quality of education by providing trained tutors to rural schools and programs between Taos and Velarde. *help dyslexic and other learning disabled students succeed by training tutors to provide specialized support. The values of the Embudo Valley Tutoring Association are Commitment: The staff is dedicated to provide the best possible tutoring support to the vulnerable children of our small communities, giving them an equal chance to succeed in today’s competitive educational environment. High Quality of Service: EVTA is dedicated to providing high quality training to our tutors so they may be able to meet any student's academic needs. Empowerment: Empower local children so they may achieve their full potential as human beings, responsible parents, and future leaders of our society. Community: EVTA partners with schools, libraries, and local programs to provide tutoring services to local children between Taos and Velarde.

Results: 85% of students show academic improvement in the area in which they are being tutored (2018-2019 standardized testing, curriculum testing) 84% of clients and stakeholders felt that students' needs were being met (survey monkey survey to clients, beneficiaries)

Target demographics: high priority children with multiple vulnerability factors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 students (total enrollment spring 2020 to spring 2021--all programs)- 6 school sites and 1 library site

Geographic areas served: k-8 schools in Rio Arriba and Taos County in Northern New Mexico

Programs: academic and mentoring support to help children succeed in education. We also provide After School and summer enrichment programming

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EVTA tutors and mentors were paramount to the success of many of our students during remote learning. The mentors and tutors were able to provide consistent support to students with their academics but also were able to teach students how to navigate remote platforms. They helped bring those kids out of the shadows and kept them accounted for.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I teach a 3rd and 4th grade combination class. This year due to the pandemic and school closures I worried students weren't always getting as much small group and one-on-one support as they might have needed. Embudo Valley Tutoring Association stepped up to the challenge of remote learning and with their help and dedication we were able to ensure that students got more support. While I taught my 4th grade math class, 3rd graders were able to get support from a tutor in a Google Meet workgroup on their independent practice and vice-versa. Students who needed extra support were also able to get help via one-on-one tutoring. Thanks to the dedication of the tutors and the Embudo Valley Tutoring Association students were not only able to be successful in this unprecedented year but they also were able to thrive!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter needs extra support and she gets it thru this awesome organization! They work with her teachers to create a plan and they meet my daughter just where she is - love them!


Rating: 4

Embudo Valley Library and Embudo Valley Tutoring Association are long term partners in
delivering youth literacy and numeracy supports and programming to our rural community. We have partnered for over 10 years to deliver afterschool programming to our local K-6 elementary school population. The
program provides high quality afterschool care, including STEM, arts, crafts, and cultural
content for at risk children and families.
Embudo Valley Library further supports the work of Embudo Valley Tutoring Association by
providing public space where tutors can meet and work with their students. We also provide physical infrastructure support like office space and a copy machine.
The missions of Embudo Valley Library and Embudo Valley Tutoring Association are closely
related. We have worked together building collaborative, long lasting programs and sharing
resources to improve educational outcomes in our community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have twins and it was startling to hear from the
school that passing my son to the next grade was
in jeopardy. It was really hard to motivate him. It
seemed that he would compare himself to his
sister & feel defeated that he wasn't as good as
her with reading. He didn't even want to try.
Now he's been working with a tutor for almost 2
years. The individual attention provided is such a
luxury. Last year , his tutor helped him write his own
play & perform for the class. It was a great way to motivate him. Directing
his own play came naturally to his personality, although usually the school
environment allows him far less control. He loved getting all the laughs and
attention. I think as soon as it ended he mentioned he wanted to write
another one.
His reading test scores by the end of 2018-19 year were great. We're very thankful to have the tutoring

Client Served

Rating: 5

My oldest started tutoring in
math last year and it helped
him throughout his 8th grade year. Upon the onset of
his freshmen year we continued weekly tutoring with
EVTA. My daughter also began tutoring with at
the onset of her 6th grade year. Both have seen
improvement with their math skills. My youngest
participates in the After School Program the EVTA
does in partnership with the Embudo Valley Library.
He gets assistance with his homework, if need be,
and educational activities. EVTA is a wonderful
program that is doing a fabulous service for the
community. I live outside of the Embudo Valley in
Velarde and the services are available to my family. I love what has
developed within this association and the heart it has for the community,