We offer free literacy instruction for adults

The RWALP teaches students to read or to improve their reading, writing and reading comprehension skills.  After a skill assessment, the student is paired with a trained tutor who provides personalized one-on-one instruction.

Student objectives vary:

  • Gaining admission to a GED program
  • Getting a better job
  • Reading a book to their children
  • Writing a letter to a family member
  • Reading scripture at church
  • Being recognized as a literate person
  • Pursuing a higher education
  • Helping children with their homework
  • Getting a driver's license

We offer free English instruction for non-English speakers

Trained tutors teach non-native students to learn English

Student's objectives vary:

  • Communicating with their children’s teachers
  • Helping their children with homework
  • Communicating with doctors
  • Reading food labels at the grocery store
  • Getting a better job
  • Obtaining U.S. citizenship
  • Voting for the first time

We educate the public on adult literacy issues.

96 million adults in the United States struggle with issues of literacy and in Torrance County alone more than 16% of adults would have difficulty reading this page.  This is an urgent concern because low adult literacy affects almost every facet of personal and community life.

RWALP volunteers actively engage in raising awareness of low adult literacy issues.  Our advocacy and community awareness goals focus on informing and educating the general public on how low literacy is related to businesses, health and the prison system.

Funded in part by the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy