Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe is dedicated to providing free, quality tutoring to adults in reading, writing, and speaking English to strengthen our community, families, and workforce. Our student-centered tutoring programs focus on improving basic reading and writing skills, building job skills, empowering parents to help their children succeed in school, and helping immigrants prepare for citizenship.
In 30 years of serving the Santa Fe community, LVSF has trained over 4,000 tutors who have provided 450,000 hours of instruction to more than 12,000 students. This represents volunteer contributions close to ten million dollars. The Federal Government determines the value of tutoring hours and can change annually. All of this is done by volunteer tutors who are dedicated to help improve and transform lives of students. Because of the great demand for literacy services in our area, the program now consists of approximately 170 volunteer tutors working with approximately 400 students each year.
Of these students:
63% are female
87% are Hispanic
89% are between the ages of 19 and 59, key wage-earning years
83% fall into the low or very low income categories.