My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Laubach Literacy of Ventura County, Ventura, CA, USA
My husband and I wanted to "give back" in a volunteer capacity.
We researched teaching ESL and chose Laubach Literacy as it has an excellent reputation and is highly regarded for its literacy program.
The leaders/staff were themselves actively tutoring so they had hands-on knowledge and experience. They were friendly, engaging, encouraging and generous.
We were given the opportunity to observe and even participate in several dynamic Laubach Literacy conversation groups that were held in libraries and community centers before deciding if we wanted to commit to the program.
Laubach Literacy then equipped us with the training, materials and skills for leading our own group.
What a thrill for us when we were given our own ESL class of 6 to 10 adults!
After the first night of co-teaching with my husband, I was so excited that I still remember thinking, “this is what it’s all about – being available and making a difference in the lives of these motivated people”.
These hard working individuals were a lot of fun and were serious about learning English – often so they could communicate with their grandchildren.
We highly recommend Laubach Literacy as a way to make a difference!