read, write, THRIVE!

Our tutoring programs focus on basic reading and writing skills, job skill building, empowering parents to help their children, and immigrants prepare for citizenship.



Helping immigrants become active members of our community by becoming U.S. citizens. Tutors help prepare students for the exam which consists of both an oral and written component.


Your knowledge of basic literacy, our training, and a devotion to 2-3 hours weekly for 9-12 months are all that are required to get started as a tutor.

“Before I volunteered, I arrived in Santa Fe newly retired and wanting to stay engaged in some meaningful way. LVSF offered the kind of place where I could use my years of experience and education to help people fulfill their dreams. For most of those 8 years I tutored both in the Basic Literacy program and in the ESL citizenship component. What I learned, what I received from the students, has always been far more valuable to me than just tutoring. The ability to meet new people, share life stories, and learn about different cultures in my mind all are part and parcel of the American experience. Being part of the LVSF family is truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”

Gary Dellapa

Students Reached

Instructional Hours

Tutors volunteer contributions equivalent to over $13 million

Years Established

Our Mission

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.


News on Adult Education

News on Adult Education

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New Year 2023

New Year 2023

Announcing New Board Members and Officers 2023!Welcome new members Carmelita, Norbert, Chris, and Al!President: Kristen Lieving Vice President: Chris Howson Treasurer: Maria Ortiz Secretary: Tom StewartDirectors:Nestor LopezArthur PanaroKent DeYoungConsuelo...

Quick Update with Good News Ahead

Quick Update with Good News Ahead

Recap - Fiscal Year 2021-2022 178 by 95 = $146,995 In LVSF’s fiscal year 2021-2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022), 178 students were served by 95 volunteer tutors who provided 4,908 hours of instruction. This represents volunteer contributions to our community...