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.


Back on Track with Phil Yeh

Back on Track with Phil Yeh

Interview Thursday September 15th September 15th Richard Eeds, Program Director for KTRC - AM Talk 1260 | 103.7 FM, will interview artist, author, and world traveler Phil Yeh at 3:00 PM.Friday, September 23rd Book Signing, Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse...

Be Involved in Making Decisions

Be Involved in Making Decisions

Brainstorming Some brainstorming took place this past weekend (August 13, 2023) in how to grow the mission of literacy. Topics presented and ideas shared were inspiring. The next meeting will happen again soon. We would love for you to attend!Be a part of making...

Engaging Opportunities

Engaging Opportunities

Did You Know? Did you know that LVSF is the only agency in Santa Fe that provides ESL, basic literacy, and citizenship tutoring at no-cost? LVSF is a non-profit that relies on the generous gifts of donors to keep our services available for community members. The last...