We envision a community where all adults have the literacy skills that enable them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
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.
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Learning to Read as An Adult: A Success Story
ESPANOLA - At age 36, José Martinez is learning to read. For years, Martinez hid the fact that he was functionally illiterate. “I managed my whole life to accomplish a lot, without knowing how to read and write,” he reflects. “I bought a home. I bought cars. I was a carpenter in local union 1353.” Trusted friends helped him with paperwork, helped him fill out job applications. “I did it all by seeing, with pictures. But in the long run, I noticed it really hurt me.”
Cata admires his student's dedication. “Shortly after we got started, I asked José how long he thought it would take him to learn to read. 'Don't get discouraged, this will take a few years, keep that in mind,' I said. 'Think of school kids, how many days, how many years they spend learning how to read.'” As for his part, Martinez appreciates that Cata works with him on reading material in his interest areas; since becoming more involved in his church, the Española Christian Center, Martinez has wanted to read the Bible.
Beverly Post & Susan Roybal of RAALP on KRSN Radio
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