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The San Diego Council on Literacy and its adult, youth and family literacy programs are focused on improving the lives of San Diego County residents who have limited reading and writing skills.


Thank you for expressing interest in volunteer tutoring. The San Diego Council on Literacy supports a variety of literacy programs throughout San Diego County.


A five year campaign by the San Diego Council on Literacy to advance literacy rates among targeted populations in San Diego County by the year 2020.
We enhance countywide literacy efforts through education, outreach and partnerships, and empowered adults and children to improve their quality of life by bettering their literacy skills last year alone.

Our Mission

Roles of the San Diego Council on Literacy:

Increasing resources for service providers
Expanding access to services for those needing literacy instruction
Providing coordination of services on a regional basis
Spreading best practices
Ensuring accountability/showing outcomes from services/instruction
Engaging the leadership in literacy solutions
Keeping literacy visible as a cause that enhances quality of life for all

Currently, there are 29 affiliated literacy programs that provide no-cost literacy assistance to children, families, and adults in San Diego County.  In 2015, these programs served over 170,000 learners.

For Assistance

*If you need help with your reading/writing/math skills, or are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please call our hotline at 1-888-850-READ

*Si usted necesita ayuda con su lectura/escritura/computación, llame con confianza nuestra línea de infomación al 1-888-850-READ Se habla espanol.

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