LEAP Literacy for Every Adult Project

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Seniors


440 Civic Center PlazaSuite 150Richmond, CA 94804 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Richmond Public Library and LEAP are dedicated to free and equal access to education, independent lifelong learning, and the joys of knowledge for our community. Our goal is for everyone to know how to read in Richmond, California.


LEAP, formed in 1984, is one of the first library literacy programs in the state of California. As a free program sponsored by the Richmond Public Library, LEAP depends on a small dedicated staff and many hard-working volunteers to meet the needs of the residents. LEAP is a program committed to increasing literacy for use in daily life. At LEAP we offer tutoring and small group instruction to insure that all adults can be literate, self-sufficient and welcoming of new ideas and information.
Our programs are GED Preparation, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language and Reading and Math Improvement
We want everyone to pass their GED, get their high school diploma, improve their English or enhance their reading, writing and math skills. We need tutors to supplement our teachers' curriculum, to partner with our students in meeting their GED goals and who have the time and the compassion to team up with our ESL students to augment their classwork.

This August 2022, there will be 30 students graduating with either their GED or high school diploma. This is a major accomplishment for LEAP. To have that many graduates during a pandemic, is a testament to the commitment of our students and the dedication of our teachers and tutors. We are very proud of everyone who has ever graduated from LEAP and are devoted to anyone who walks through our doors or signs in online for classes. Please consider joining LEAP as a volunteer tutor. We really need you.

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