Provide FREE Literacy Resources to Adults in Need
Literacy Volunteers of Doña Ana County was founded in 1984 as a community response to local literacy needs.
- We provide tutoring for reading, writing, math, personal health literacy, financial literacy, citizenship, and computer use in one-to-one and small group settings.
- We were granted 501(c) 3 status in February, 2004.
- Our chief partner organization is the Adult Education (AE) of Doña Ana Community College (DACC), whose mission is to provide access to education in a supportive and collaborative environment that leads to student success and lifelong learning.
- We are staffed by a Program Coordinator and a Customer Service Specialist, who is also a faculty member of the AE Division of DACC.
- We have a volunteer Advisory Council of community members.
What Drives Us?
- 25% of New Mexican adults lack a high school diploma or GED.
- 50% of adults in Doña Ana County read at or below Literacy Level 2.
As a benchmark in practical terms, nearly two-thirds (64%) of all jobs today require literacy skills beyond level 2, while only 12% require skills at level 1 and 24% at level 2, according to a study by the Milken Institute.
We Are Stronger When We Roll Together!