Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Skagit Literacy is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports patient and open-minded volunteer tutors, carefully placing them with adult learners who pay no fees for this service. These efforts are supported by Skagit County Commun... Read more
Skagit Literacy is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports patient and open-minded volunteer tutors, carefully placing them with adult learners who pay no fees for this service. These efforts are supported by Skagit County Community Action, Best PLACE, United Way, Washington Office of Adult Literacy, private donations, and the good work of our volunteers.
Skagit Literacy provides free English literacy training services to adults in Skagit County who need one-to-one and small group tutoring assistance in basic reading, writing, speaking and listening so that they may be able to participate more fully in society. Adult learners in this program include people form whom English is a second language and under-educated adults wishing to gain literacy skills. Our community-based literacy program provides service to adult learners without requiring them to meet any predetermined criteria with regard to income, family status or employment. Our volunteer tutors are trained and encouraged to focus attention on the leanrer's needs and life situation and to then guide study that is non-threatening and individually focused.