Hello and welcome to Tucson Literacy.org, a project of The Sakin Foundation. On this webpage you will find listings for literacy events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities throughout Southern Arizona. We encourage you to submit press releases from your organization and look forward to hearing from you, answering any questions you may have. Thanks for stopping by!
KUAT/READY TO LEARN – READY SET READ
Carol Niehoff, Instructional Specialist
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 621-5805 Fax: 621-9664
KUAT’s Ready to Learn/Ready Set Read is a school readiness initiative from the Public Broadcast Service (PBS). Directed at families with low literacy or low English proficiency, this services gives parents the tools to help them help children achieve success scholastically. Through the workshops we provide, parents learn that when they combine the award-winning universal, non-commercial and nonviolent children’s television programming with books and other activities, their children can arrive at school ready to learn. Parent workshops are now also offered.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF TUCSON
(ProLiteracy America Affiliate)
Betty Stauffer, Executive Director
Melisa DeNinno, Volunteer Manager
2850 E. Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 882-8006 Fax: 882-4986
One-on-one and small group tutoring for adults in basic literacy skills and ELAA (English Language Acquisition for Adults). One-on-one sites and times are arranged between individual students and tutors. Small groups meet at over 20 centers throughout the greater Tucson area. Call the office for a current list of locations.
MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS
Mary Jan Bancroft, Ph.D, Executive Director
Ph: 721-2334 Fax: 721-2414
Promotes early literacy in limited resource areas of Tucson by providing: multicultural libraries for preschools; workshops to assist teachers in using books effectively; volunteers to read to preschoolers; family literacy events; and early literacy kits for infants of at-risk parents.
PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADULT EDUCATION (PCAE)
ABE, GED, ESOL, Literacy, Citizenship classes and GED testing at learning centers and various locations throughout Pima County, including rural areas.
PCAE CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM
1602 S. 3rd Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: 884-8628 Fax: 884-8614
PCAE FAMILY LITERACY PROJECT
101 W. Irvington, Bldg. 7, Room 13
Tucson, Arizona 85709-5640
Phone: 741-7175 Fax: 746-9314
PCAE - VOLUNTEERS
Jim Lipson, Advanced Program Coordinator
1602 S. 3rd Ave., Tucson, AZ 85709-5610
Phone: 884-8628 Fax: 884-8614
PIMA COUNTY ADULT PROBATION -
EDUCATION SERVICES LEARN LABS
Deborah Tinajero, Program Manager
8180 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 546-5434 Fax: 290-6620
Literacy, ABE, GED preparation, and life skills classes at all locations for adults (18 years and older.) Individual, small group, and computer-assisted instruction.
East: 8180 E. Broadway, Ph: 290-6736
South: 2695 E. Ajo Way, Ph: 740-4895
West: 1951 W. Grant Rd., Ph: 205-7832
101 N. Stone, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 791-4391 Fax: 791-3213
PROJECT YES ANGEL FAMILY CENTER
(A component ot Tucson Urban League, Inc.)
Sister Mary Anne McElmurry, Director of Elementary Tutoring
100 W. 37th St., Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: 884-1602 Fax: 884-0650
After school tutoring and mentoring.
REACH OUT AND READ SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Will Creamer, Director
P.O. Box 40925
Tucson, AZ 85717
Cell: 256-6100 Fax: 571-9779
Makes early literacy part of pediatric primary care by encouraging parents to read aloud to their young children. Patients at well-baby checks (6 months - 6 yrs.) receive a new book at each office visit. Volunteers read aloud to children in clinic waiting room.
ROTARY READING SEED, INC.
Elizabeth Campbell, MBA Executive Director
Monica Warren, Volunteer and School Coordinator
1920 E. Silverlake Rd., Suite 207
Tucson, AZ 85713
Reading Seed is a three tier program offering; 1) FREE training to volunteers wishing to coach 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade children to better their reading skills. In just one hour per week the volunteer will work one – on – one with two children, each getting mentoring for 30 minutes. 2) Opportunities to use our on-line Lending Library for coaches, teachers and parents. These books are appropriate to the exact needs of non-readers. 3) We give away gently used and new books to interested parties to increase their love of reading with a book of their own and to support the other aspects of our program.
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