According to giveliteracy.org, Omaha's poverty is rising. Among factors that lead to poverty, illiteracy is a significant one; in fact, 43% of individuals over 16 years old who have the lowest literacy levels live in poverty (http://www.proliteracy.org/the-crisis/adult-literacy-facts#sthash.PC1RKPSA.dpuf).
Working to raise literacy not only personally benefits the individual learning to read, but also society as a whole - rates of poverty, incarceration, teen pregnancy, and income are all affected by the ability or inability to read and be educated.With the help of volunteers, Voice Advocacy Center aims to change the unfortunate prevalence of illiteracy right here in Omaha. By working directly and consistently with those who previously struggled to read and write, you will help them achieve literacy - one of the greatest gifts in the modern era - which will help them in all aspects of their lives. It truly is an endeavor with meaningful impact that YOU can be a part of. Please see below for requirements.
- Adult Education
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per week on separate days for 1 year
- Must complete a short application plus training