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Why We Are Here

  • 25% of Rio Arriba County residents lack basic literacy skills
  • 34% speak only limited English

Our vision: RAALP envisions a community where all adults have the literacy skills that enable them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our mission:  RAALP’s mission is to help community members transform their lives through enhanced literacy.

Our programs: RAALP provides free, one-to-one tutoring for adults reading at or below 6th grade level] and English-as-a-Second-Language learners.

Did You Know?

According to the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, 46% of adult New Mexicans read below the 6th grade level.
Just imagine if you couldn’t…

  • Complete a job application
  • Read medicine labels
  • Use a map
  • Understand road signs
  • Order from a printed menu
  • Register to vote
  • Read stories to your children

For people who can’t read or write, these simple tasks are impossible.