Nearly every day someone reaches out to the Literacy Program to ask about learning English. Some want to get a job, advance their career, or to be able to talk with their child’s teacher. Our goal is to connect these motivated adults with a volunteer tutor.
Tutors impart more than English. They provide a wealth of information about how life works in Santa Cruz County. They may assist students in gaining the basic skills to go shopping, engage socially, navigate the local landscape, or they may provide insight about work norms. In addition, our tutors provide the basic training for students to further their education and to obtain citizenship.