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Our Vision

OUR VISION:

We envision a community where all adults have the literacy skills that enable them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Statistically, more than 46% of all New Mexicans read below the 6th grade level.

The Rio Arriba Adult Literacy program serves anyone – free of charge – who reads below the 6th grade level and wants to improve their reading skills. In addition, we help those who are learning English as a second language.

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.

About 25% of Rio Arriba County residents lack basic literacy skills. About one in three have limited literacy skills, which means they struggle to read the newspaper or fill out job applications. When people can’t read, they face an uncertain future. Adult literacy students often make big changes in their lives as their abilities improve. They can advance in employment, leave public assistance, enroll in higher education.

The Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program is proud to be a part of helping adults improve literacy skills.