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Literacy Pair
Tutors and students often develop lasting friendships.

Did you know that nearly 1 million adults in Los Angeles face literacy or language barriers and that of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty?

This is why the Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Program has partnered with the Downtown Women's Center, bringing education to women experiencing homelessness.

To help us meet this mission we need a few volunteers to lead a writing class that meets at the Downtown Women's Center on Friday afternoons. Instruction is needed in academic writing (e.g. the five paragraph essay, critical thinking, and forms of writing on standardized tests like the GED, TOEFL, etc.).

Teaching experience isn't required but you will need to complete the orientation and training provided for free by both the Los Angeles Public Library and the Downtown Women's Center.

In return you will:
-- Learn new skills! We provide all the training, materials, and support you'll need to be effective.
-- Meet great people from different cultures and places.
-- Face challenges and learn how to overcome them.
-- Develop (or grow!) a passion for learning and teaching others.
-- Create real and meaningful change in your own community.
-- Gain great experience that can be applied in multiple job fields.

No teaching background is required but you will need superior people skills, patience, and confidence in your English verbal and communication skills.

Won't you join us?

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Advocacy & Human Rights Education & Literacy Women


We'll work with your schedule.


Downtown Women's Center442 South San Pedro StreetLos Angeles, CA 90013



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 3 hours per week, 6 month commitment
  • Must be minimum 18 + years. All Adult Literacy volunteers must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

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