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Literacy Program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name:Literacy Program of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):Literacy Program
Address:1740 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-427-5077
Fax Number:831-423-6267
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Description:Also open alternate Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Watsonville Office:
12 Carr Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-722-6708
Hours of Operation: M-Th, 10-2 and by appointment

The Literacy Program serves adult learners who want to speak, read and write English. Our volunteers range from 20-somethings to retired professionals who want the satisfaction of teaching a motivated learner. Tutors meet with students one-on-one, or in small groups. Meetings are held once or twice a week. Students are motivated adult learners. The program introduces students and tutors, provides learning materials and meeting locations around the county. No teaching or foreign language experience required.

FEES: no fee for students; materials fee for volunteer tutors
Mission:Our mission is to provide English literacy skills to adults in our community, to assist them in achieving their full potential.
Programs:Annual Events:
Human Race
Kelly, Special Events Coordinator
(831) 427-5075

Friends of Literacy Brunch, November
Friends of Literacy Appreciation Day, Spring

Volunteer Info:Tutor Training Sessions are held in January and September. There are 15 hours of instruction. The first hour is a mandatory orientation for new tutors. Training takes place over 4 half-day sessions, choice of daytime or evening sessions, Santa Cruz or Watsonville. Our experienced training team provides all the basics for becoming an excellent tutor, and all new tutors receive a mentor. Please call the office for more information and to sign up for the next orientation.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Call for Information
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
 English as a Second Language
Literacy Instruction
Literacy Volunteer Opportunities
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified September 10, 2013

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