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Change Starts With a Word -- Erie County

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Buffalo Niagara

  • 23 people are interested

Reading changes lives. From issues of social justice to gaining employment to keeping your family healthy in a pandemic, the ability to read is a game changer. Yet, so many in our community struggle with basic reading skills. Many have silently gone through life without being able to read and write above a basic level, impacting their ability to find a good job, get promoted, or help their children with schoolwork. Others are learning English as a second language, finding new hope as new citizens in the U.S.

Our volunteer tutors work with adult students in person for two hours, one day a week. No teaching experience required! All you need is the desire to learn and work with an adult learning. Volunteers participate in training that is a mix of in-person sessions and an online workshop.

Tutors are matched with students based on their schedule availability and meet at any public place, most usually a library, that works for both the tutor and the student.

For more information, you can fill out an application on our website: https://literacybuffalo.org/tutor-application-fit/

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About Literacy Buffalo Niagara


1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop literacy skills by providing free tutoring in Erie and Niagara counties to adults through engagement and training of diverse community volunteers.


Literacy affects the day to day life of all adults: in workplaces, supermarkets, doctor’s offices, when paying bills, and in social settings. We want to see our community thrive. We are dedicated to helping adults reach functional literacy so they can reach their goals and break the intergenerational cycle of low literacy and poverty.

Literacy Buffalo Niagara is the only provider of one-on-one tutoring for adults in Erie and Niagara counties. Adults who want to improve their reading or learn English are welcome to reach out to us. Our vision is that all people in Erie and Niagara counties are literate.


Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1 Lafayette SquareBuffalo, NY 14203



  • Mentoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Meet with your student 1 day per week for 2 hours. (1-year commitment)
  • Attend training. Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

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