Teach a Woman Experiencing Homelessness to Read

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Los Angeles Public Library

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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? Homeless men and women are more likely than others to struggle.

Join the Los Angeles Public Library and Downtown Women's Center to share your love of reading and:
-- 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.

Volunteers are fundamental to the success of library literacy services. Without people like you we can't partner with adults to overcome literacy barriers and close skill gaps to create opportunity for individuals, their families, and the communities of Los Angeles.

Won't you join us?

No teaching background is required. All volunteer tutors receive free training and materials from the Los Angeles Public Library. Volunteers will also need to complete training through the Downtown Women's Center. After training, we ask for 2 to 3 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months.

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443 San Pedro StreetLos Angeles, CA 90013



  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 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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