The Marin Literacy Program has provided
Adult, Family, Inmate and ESL literacy services
in Marin county since 1985.
The Marin Literacy Program trains and supports volunteer tutors who work one-to-one or in small groups with adult students from the community. Students must be at least 18 years of age and able to speak sufficient English to take an assessment test in order to be eligible for our program.Volunteers do not need prior teaching or tutoring experience, or knowledge of another language, in order to become a tutor for our program. We have developed a specifically designed training program which enables our volunteers to help address our students’ individual needs through a variety of methods.
We are currently serving approximately 500 students per year, and with our streamlined new structure we are quickly increasing that number.
Originally a joint venture between the San Rafael Public Library and the Marin County Free Library, the program had been co-managed by the two libraries. In early 2011 the program faced closure due to several deficit years and the cessation of State Literacy funds. The 501c3 Advisory and Fundraising board with the title of The Marin Literacy Program Board agreed to take over management of the program and become the governing body.
The Marin Literacy Program became a freestanding 501c3 in June of 2011 that partners with libraries and other community organizations to provide literacy services throughout Marin County and to continue our legacy offerings.
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