Alameda County Library
Fremont, CA 94538-2326
Phone: (510) 745-1480
Fax: (510) 745-1494
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Write to Read provides free small groups and individual tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling, comprehension abilities, and basic computer and job-seeking skills.
Mission: Write to Read is committed to creating a confidential, supportive and vibrant learning community. Write to Read provides a safe environment for reading and writing practice where individuals take risks and grow toward leadership to make positive changes in their lives and communities. Students build strong literacy skills for work, family and lifelong learning.
Write to Read assists adult learners through learning pair tutoring (one-to-one), peer tutoring, small groups, classes, reading clubs, computer labs and workshops.
One-to- one tutoring, small groups, and classes are available for English speakers. Reading clubs are small conversation groups for second-language learners. Basic computer skills labs are open to all learners. Assistive technology is available in the labs to help learners with their writing and reading practice. Learning pairs are best for learners who want to meet educational goals with the support of a volunteer tutor.
Write to Read support adult learners in eight library branches in Fremont, Centerville, Union City, Newark, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Dublin and Albany. Project MOVE (Mobilizing Our Vision for Employment) is a neighborhood based Job Seeking and computer skills project for adult learners. Project MOVE is funded by the State Library LSTA grant in partnership with Eden Area One Stop Career Center and EDD, Mercy Housing INC., Ashland Community Center, 7th Step Foundation, Women on the Way and Supervisor Chan’s District Office. The project services the unincorporated County areas of Ashland, Cherryland and San Lorenzo. Project MOVE works together with the Alameda County Library’s Bookmobile in an effort to extend the library into the community with library services, free on-line access, and job seeking preparation.
Volunteer tutors and instructors support the advancement and fulfillment of learners’ goals by participating in professional trainings, roundtable discussions, in-service workshops and peer resource sharing to enhance their learning. Call us to sign up, if you are not already a student or tutor. Call (510) 745-1480.
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