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Literacy Program

Literacy Program is dedicated to helping adults whose lack of ability to speak, read and write English at a functional level traps them in lives of poverty and exclusion from the community. Quietly and effectively, around kitchen tables, in laundry rooms, at worksites and churches and in jail, our trained volunteers meet the most disadvantaged adult learners where they are and help them to achieve their dreams through Literacy. We are raising funds in the Human Race to help enroll adult learners from our long waiting list of 50 students or support our current 250 students. Funds will pay for student learning materials, testing, training, and bilingual assistance. By supporting Literacy Program, you are giving adults a chance to break the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy, find better employment, and feel like a contributing member of society.

1740 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062