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.
Learners are matched with tutors for weekly tutoring sessions. Free tutor training and instructional materials are provided to tutors.
Children’s story times with free book distribution and family activities, held at Main Library and community outreach sites.
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:
Volunteer tutors must:
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.
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:
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.