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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Literacy, Preschools, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: ReadWest's mission is to provide quality one-to-one tutoring to adults seeking to transform their lives through enhanced literacy skills.

Target demographics: adults learn to read, write and speak English

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400 adults in our community improve their literacy skills

Geographic areas served: We serve clients in West Side Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Programs: one to one tutoring with trained, certified volunteer tutors.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

ReadWest teaches adults to Read, Write and Speak English. We have both English and non-English speaking students. Volunteer tutors devote 2-3 hours each week working one-on-one with their student. All tutoring is "learner-centered". Tutors work with their students to achieve goals each student sets for themselves. I have served as an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) tutor and as a Board Member and President of the Board of Directors of this fine organization. Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Training is provided. All donations are welcome.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReadWest is a Literacy organizatiion in Rio Rancho, NM whose volunteers help adults learn to read, write and speak English. More than 1 in 5 Adults read at or below a 5th grade level. They can't fill out a job application, or read a perscription label or help their children with homework. The cycle of illiteracy puts a tremendous strain on our community resources and keeps families in poverty. Recently one of our students was denied a dishwashing job because she didn't have a GED. Another student who came to us after graduating HIgh School told us he could not even read his Diploma. Our volunteers change lives. The ripple effect within the family and the community of Adults learning to read and write English is profound. We help Adults get better jobs, and become contributing members of the community. Come join us. Your rewards will be immense.


Rating: 5

ReadWest is an extraordinary organization with a powerful mission. I serve as a basic literacy tutor and have seen my student grow in leaps and bounds in our short time together. ReadWest is able to accomplish so much in part because of their incredibly responsible use of resources. Every donated dollar is stretched as far as possible to ensure that the students continue to receive free one-to-one tutoring services. Students of ReadWest have gone on to become employed, receive promotions, get their GED, and even write books! It takes so little to be a tutor; reading and writing skills, patience, and a bit of compassion can transform the life of someone struggling with illiteracy. This organization's high ethical standards, integrity, and exemplary dedication to the well-being of New Mexicans makes them my most highly recommended non-profit. Please consider supporting your community by donating your time or money to this fine group.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReadWest changes lives by providing no-cost one-on-one tutoring in English to residents of Sandoval and Bernalillo counties of Metro Albuqueruqe. ReadWest is the largest community based Literacy organization in New Mexico, with a 22 year history of helping adults learn to Read and Write English. Our wonderful tutors work each week with a student to help each one achieve thier personal goals, which range from helping thier children with homework, to improving their job prospects. 46% of New Mexicans read at below a 5th grade level, forcing them into poverty and low paying jobs. Improved Literacy helps famililes move off public assistance and empoweres every aspect of the family's life. Volunteer tutors and contributors are the life blood of this vital community organization. www.readwest.org