Literacy Source partners in the community to reach adult learners where they live and work. In addition to our classes at our Learning Center, in elementary schools and in workplaces, we provide tutoring and Talk Times in various locations.
We currently provide one-on-one tutoring outside our Learning Center at the King County Correctional Facility and Seattle Central Library downtown.
King County Correctional Facility (KCCF): According to the Department of Justice, over 70% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level. Literacy Source partners with King County and Seattle Central College to provide tutoring for inmates participating in GED completion and ESOL classes at the King County Correctional Facility.
Seattle Central Library: Literacy Source also partners with Seattle Central College to provide tutoring for students attending ESOL classes at Seattle Central Library downtown. Our tutor coordinator works closely with the instructor and trains and supports volunteer tutors to provide individualized support to ensure student success.
To volunteer to tutor in either of these programs, contact Liz Wurster.
COMMUNITY TALK TIME
Talk Time provides a safe learning environment for English Language Learners to practice speaking English. Our Talk Times are free and open to adults of all levels and don't require pre-registration. Literacy Source offers two English Talk Times in the community:
Lake City Community Center: We partner with Sound Generations to offer a Talk Time for seniors every Wednesday from 10 to 11 am. Contact Claudine Wallace at Sound Generations for more information.
Fremont Library: Through a grant from the Tableau Foundation, we offer a Talk Time at the Fremont Library every Monday from 4 to 6 pm. To learn about joining as a student or volunteer, contact Caroline Sayre.