Learning Quest — Stanislaus Literacy Centers, a non-profit corporation in partnership with the community – business, education and government – teaches adults and their families basic education skills – helps parents become their child’s first and best teacher and prepares a more productive workforce. Vision: Read+Write=Success
Learning Quest – Stanislaus Literacy Centers is providing basic education for adults in Stanislaus County using volunteers and paid staff to deliver instruction in reading, writing, math and English. The Stanislaus County Library partners with the organization to bring these classes to the community. The Modesto Library houses the adult literacy program and provides tutoring space. Volunteers can meet with students in any public place, however. About 150 adults are served annually through this program.
GED preparation is another important facet of the tutoring provided by Learning Quest. A tutoring center is located at 1032 11th St. and has a mixture of staff and volunteers who meet with students to help them understand the concepts necessary to pass the GED test. Instructors also provide classes and many other community locations including Turlock, Oakdale, Patterson, north Modesto and in correctional facilities. About 1000 adults will be tutored this year.
English classes are also provided at community sites in Modesto and Riverbank and teach adults English while their children learn school readiness skills and parents are given tools and training to help their children better succeed in school. These programs serve about 400 adults and 150 children.
To learn more about volunteering and to help meet the educational needs of adults, call 548-9266 and speak to Kara Washington about the opportunity best suited to your needs or visit our website at www.readingworks.net