Our Mission

We provide free, one-to-one tutoring for adults reading at or below 6th grade level. We work with both Basic Literacy students and new English learners.

Copyright © Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program

PO Box 1113, Española, NM 87532   •   505-747-6162 (office)  505-614-5748 (cell)

Physical address:  Española Public Library at Lucero Center, 313 Paseo de Oñate

Thanks to you, adults are improving their reading and English-language skills through one-to-one tutoring.


All RAALP tutors are volunteers.  Your donation covers such things as:

  • Materials for our tutor lending library

  • Tutor training  expenses and continuing education for tutors

  • Keeping the RAALP office open

  • Outreach booth fees

  • Tutor and student recruitment via local media

Yes, I can donate! Here is my tax-deductible contribution to the Rio Arriba Literacy Program (RAALP)

Donations can also be mailed to:


PO Box 1113

Espanola, NM 87532

  • $10 buys supplies for making outreach fliers

  • $20 buys a tutor training book for a new volunteer tutor

  •  A $35 gift buys an adult literacy workbook and companion tutor guide for the lending library

  • A $65 gift pays the booth fee at a local festival

  • $100 is the cost of a local, online ad to recruit tutors

  • A $500 donation pays for two weeks of radio advertising to reach adult literacy students

New Mexico Coalition for Literacy

  • New Mexico Coalition for Literacy

  • United Way of Northern New Mexico​

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation

  • Espaňola Rotary Club

  • LANL Foundation

  • Santa Fe Community Foundation

  • City of Espaňola Public Library

  • ​Friends of the Espaňola Valley Public Library​

  • Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries

  • Gino's Gym Atlas Fitness Center

  • Jack and Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund

  • ​Turn and Return Fund​

  • ​KRSN AM 1490

  • ​Zia Credit Union

  • Rio Arriba Title and Escrow​

  • Jemez Mountain Electric Cooperative

  • Dr. Ric A Bradford, DO

  • Angel Paws, LLC

  • ​Century Bank

How to Help

  • Tutor 2-3 hours per week
  • Refer someone for tutoring
  • Make a donation
  • Volunteer your expertise

Our Vision

We envision a community where all adults have the literacy skills that enable them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Transforming Lives Through Literacy