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Our mission is to provide free community-based adult and family literacy programs to ensure that all adults have access to the quality education needed to fully realize their potential as individuals, parents and citizens.
There are approximately, 250, 000 functionally illiterate adults in Sacramento County. This means they do not have the skills to complete a job application, read a prescription bottle or have the basic skills to work a cash register. This number does not include those who have basic literacy and numeracy skills but who are not proficient enough to secure a job and retain a job or enroll in college courses.
Our program provides adults with the opportunity to reach their educational goals, whether they want to improve their reading and writing skills, prepare for to take the GED or prepare for college. In addition, our family literacy model provides opportunities for our student parents to become more engaged with their children's education, become role models for their children and demonstrate to them that they value education. This, in turn, breaks the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy and improves the liklihood that that their children will persist to high school graduation.
Our program provides one-one tutoring for:
- Adult Reading Skills
- Adult Basic Education
- GED Preparation
- College preparation skills, including, computer skills, classroom etiquette, study skills, and improved English and Math placement tests, reducing the liklihood that that will be placed in remedial college courses.