Literacy Volunteers offers the following programs:
Basic Literacy: Tutors help adults who have limited or no literacy and/or numeracy skills. Many students would like to read better or advance their basic math skills in order to get a job, help their children with their schoolwork, or improve their literacy for health. These students also have the opportunity to learn basic computer literacy skills in our open computer lab, which includes a series of reading, typing and job readiness skills. The goal of other students is to complete their GED (General Educational Development) diploma.
English as a Second Language: Tutors help the immigrant population to improve their English skills to improve their families’ quality of life by promoting economic growth and participation in the community. They build upon their English speaking skills to be able to gain promotion in the work place and support their families.
Workplace Tutoring Groups: Tutors go to hotels, restaurants, and other workplaces to teach small groups of employees English as a Second Language. Employers provide time off for employees to be tutored (typically three hours per week) and often pay them for this time.
Community and Neighborhood Tutoring Groups: English as a Second Language tutors meet with small groups of students in community and neighborhood locations. Current sites include Santa Fe Community College, public libraries, churches, health clinics, schools, and neighborhood community centers.
Citizenship: The primary goal of the LVSF Citizenship Program is to help immigrants in Santa Fe become self-sufficient and effective members of our community by becoming U.S. citizens. Tutors help prepare students for the citizenship exam which consists of both an oral and written component.
Spanish Basic Literacy: Tutors who are fluent in Spanish help students become literate in their native language of Spanish while they are building skills in English. This is a very unique program that LVSF offers to students.