The Community Adult Literacy Foundation aims to foster adult literacy in the community, believing that adults who would like to improve their literacy skills should be able to access free tuition if they so desire. The Community Adult Literacy Foundation supports fee-free literacy tutoring made available to adults by the Read Write Now! Our foundation has awarded more than $ million to support literacy and learning. In turn, these grants have enabled more than 11 million people to achieve their goals. We are honored to help.
Adult literacy is a quality-of-life issue. Basic reading, writing, and math skills affect parenting, career opportunities, health care, and earnings. An estimated , Chicagoans have low literacy/basic skills. Adult literacy is key for everything from using public transportation to completing a job application or helping a child with homework. Mar 13, · To support adults and children so they can develop their ability to read and write and participate fully in society.
A year after its inception in , the VLF formed a partnership with the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Adult Education and Literacy in a public/private partnership that was the first of its kind in the nation. We provide books, mentors, literacy promotion, and the skills needed to break cycles of poverty and under-education.