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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
Description:Also open alternate Fridays, 9:00am to 5:00pm

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, February, March, September, and October. There are 16 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, Aptos, 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
 Adult Literacy Programs
English as a Second Language
Literacy Instruction
Literacy Volunteer Opportunities
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified June 12, 2016

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