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Break the Cycle of Poverty by Improving Adult Literacy

ReadWest is currently seeking individuals with nonprofit Board of Directors experience. Fundraising and leadership experience is a plus. Please contact ReadWest at 505-892-1131 or email readwest@readwest.org to begin the interview process.
According to a national study, low-literacy adults who participated in Adult Literacy Programs experienced an overall 53% economic gain. Low-literacy adults who did not participate experienced a 2% drop in income. Help us break the cycle of poverty by offering literacy instruction to adults.
ReadWest is a nonprofit agency providing FREE adult literacy services to the west side Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area adults since 1989. ReadWest trains and supports volunteer tutors to teach adults one-to-one in basic reading, writing and English as a Second Language skills. www.readwest.org

Organization Description
Organization: 
ReadWest, Inc.
More Details
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
3
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
June 1, 2019
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
18
Who Will be Impacted through this Project: 

ReadWest clients are adults who are: 1. Native English speakers who read at a 5th-grade level or below; 2. High school dropouts who need to prepare for the GED, but are intimidated by college campus prep classes; 3. Speak other languages and need English to function in the community; 4. Understand and speak English well enough to be understood, but are not literate in reading and writing.

Additional Requirements: 

Board of Directors experience is a bonus. Directors meet every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled. The ReadWest Board service period is 3 years.

Is this a Group Opportunity: 
No
Are Court-Ordered Volunteers Accepted?: 
No
Is this an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Yes
Address of Project Site
103 Rio Rancho Blvd. NE, Ste. A-5
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
87124
Contact Info
Contact Phone: 
(505) 892-1131