Our Vision

Our Vision

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:

To help community members transform their lives through enhanced literacy.

OUR PROGRAM:

RAALP provides free, one-to-one, student-centered tutoring to adults who are reading at or below the 6th grade level, and to new English speakers.  All RAALP tutors are trained volunteers.

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 adults who struggle with reading or writing, these everyday tasks are difficult, or perhaps impossible.  

About 25% of Rio Arriba County residents lack basic literacy skills, and about  34% speak only limited English. 

Adult literacy students often make big changes in their lives as their reading, writing, or English-comprehension skills improve.  They may advance in employment, go back to school, register to vote, or become more involved in their children’s education.