• Marilyn Block tutors Jason White at a local library during a one-on-one session that is part of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, in Maryland.

Our Mission

To provide free tutoring to adults in reading, writing and speaking English to strengthen our community, families, and the workforce.

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    Tutors help adults who have limited or no literacy skills. Many students would like to read better in order to get a job, help their children with their schoolwork, or improve their literacy for health.
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    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe! We hope you will be able to join the dedicated group of people who work to improve literacy in the Santa Fe area. We have many students waiting for tutors at this time. Your knowledge of basic literacy skills, our training, and a commitment to tutor two to three hours each week for a period of nine to twelve months are all that are required to get started.
  • Linda Osborne, Board member, receives a check from Guadalupe Goler. Guadalupe donated 10% of the profits from Goler Shoes from a one-day fund-raising event on June 24, 2017 benefiting LVSF.
    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.

Our Impact

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.

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass

Testimonials

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    Shelly Cohen

    Jesús Pavon’s tutor, Shelley Cohen, shares in the success of such a wonderful story:

    “When he and I first met and were doing that awkward tutor/ student dance, I asked Jesus why he wanted to improve his reading, his response, that went straight to my heart, was that he wanted to read to his 8 year old daughter, Brianna. The thought that he and I could accomplish that together touched me deeply. Now a year and a half later, Jesus is not only reading to and with Brianna, he is helping her with her homework.”
    “One of the changes that I have witnessed in Jesus throughout our time together is his increased sense of self confidence. I decided to check this out with him. As an example, I used his reading a letter he wrote aloud to me at the start of our session when as soon as I brought it out of my bag he asked to see it and proceeded to read it. I was a little surprised, but as I am sure other tutors have experienced it was not the first time I was surprised by my student. He read it flawlessly. We talked about it a little and went on with our lesson. I remarked that the Jesus I had met in June of 2010 would not have done that – voluntarily – he agreed.” -Shelly Cohen

  • Jesús Pavon

    Jesús Pavon, a literacy adult learner at Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe has been working with his literacy volunteer, Shelley Cohen, for the past two years and is now able to read to his 8 year old daughter for the first time. Here is what he says about his tutoring experience:

    “One day, I was picking up my daughter from school and I saw a sign on the window about a Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe meeting. I went to the meeting and pretty soon I was hooked up with a tutor. That was approximately a year and a half ago. I have learned so much from my tutor and being dedicated to study and learn, I encourage anybody out there that needs help or that can offer help to go to Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe.” – Jesús Pavon

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