Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe was recognized by Somos Un Pueblo Unido’s Citizenship Now! Program and by Mayor Webber for collaboration with and support of the program through providing tutors to students who want help with preparing for the citizenship exam. In addition to LVSF’s traditional offering of tutoring U.S. History, Civics, and English as a Second Language, LVSF broadened Citizenship services by tutoring in Spanish for those students who are eligible and prefer to take the test in Spanish. Tutors Ellen Biderman, Ellen Herr, Marjorie Glass, Robin Gavin and Jim Norton help students at Somos on Monday and Thursday evenings. Sometimes, tutors meet with students for extra one-on-one tutoring in preparation for upcoming tests.
The collaboration with Somos Un Pueblo Unido has helped broaden LVSF’s reach into the immigrant community by providing tutoring in accessible community locations. The collaboration also enables eager tutors to volunteer their time simultaneously to multiple agencies.