Project Literacy


We have reached our capacity for our Winter Tutor Training Sessions. Please check back for updates on our next round of Tutor Training Sessions

Wednesday 1/22/2020:                 Tutor Orientation             6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday 1/25/2020:                        Tutor Training #1              10:00am-3:00pm

Saturday 2/1/2020:                          Tutor Training #2              10:00am-3:00pm


Tutor Training consists of all 3 sessions, for a total of 12 hours of training. All 3 sessions must be completed before new tutors can work with learners. Tutors must be at least 18 years old and complete fingerprinting.


Give the gift of literacy to someone! Click here to sign up for Project Literacy’s Winter Tutor Training Orientation.


What is Project Literacy?

Project Literacy is an adult and family literacy program. We provide free literacy services for English-speaking adults. Project Literacy provides a no-pressure and non-academic environment where learners gain skills they can use right away. Our trained volunteer tutors tailor lessons based on the learner's personal goals such as getting a job, passing the GED, reading to their child, writing emails for work, and more.


We provide:

  • One-on-one tutoring

    Learners are matched with tutors for weekly tutoring sessions. Free tutor training and instructional materials are provided to tutors.

  • Family literacy

    Children’s story times with free book distribution and family activities, held at Main Library and community outreach sites.

  • Computer lab

    With tutor support, learners can receive instruction in basic computer literacy, write resumes, get help with writing and sending emails, and more.



    If you are a patient, flexible, and reliable adult who enjoys helping others then you would be a great volunteer for Project Literacy. Our volunteers support Project Literacy in a variety of ways, including:

  • tutoring adults
  • program promotion and outreach in the community
  • small group tutoring
  • special events coordination


Volunteer tutors must:

  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • complete our free tutor orientation and both training sessions
  • commit to at least 6 months of volunteering
  • tutor a minimum of 2 hours per week


Interested? Click here to view and print Project Literacy’s volunteer job descriptions and applications or visit the Main Library’s Information desk to obtain an application.


Adult Learners

If you are an English-speaking adult who wants to improve your basic reading and writing skills, please call Project Literacy at 510-577-3944. You can also pick up a learner application form at the Main Library’s Information Desk. The program is free and confidential.


Adult learners must:

  • call Project Literacy on the phone to make an appointment
  • be 18 years or older
  • speak conversational English
  • come to Project Literacy at least 2-3 hours a week
  • stay in the program for at least 6 months


Contact Us

Project Literacy

San Leandro Public Library – Main Library

300 Estudillo Avenue

San Leandro CA, 94577


Project Literacy is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.


We currently do not accept walk-in’s. Please call us at 510-577-3944.