Causes

Second Start Adult Literacy Program

Books

From www.oaklandlibrary.org: “Second Start offers a confidential setting in which adults can get a free ‘second start’ at learning. Since 1984, Second Start has been successfully matching volunteer tutors and adult students. In that time, we have provided services to over 5,000 adults, helping them with the basic skills they need to improve the quality of their lives.”

World Education

World Education

From www.worlded.org: “Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education across a wide array of sectors. Registered as a private voluntary organization, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States.”

International Reading Association

International Reading Association -- The World's Leading Organization of Literacy Professionals

From www.reading.org: “Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 85,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.”