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Improving lives through expanding and promoting literacy within the community.

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Students increase their ability to communicate in English while learning U.S. systems, customs, and culture and skills useful in life, academic, and workplace applications. Students come with a variety of skills and we place them in 4 levels of tutoring and English classes (basic, beginning, intermediate, advanced). This includes instruction in reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Students learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization procedures, civic participation, and U.S. history and government so that they can acquire the skills and knowledge to become active and informed parents, workers, and community members.

Students learn about money and money making decisions such as opening a bank account, investing their money, writing checks and how to protect themselves from fraud.


We help students understand and have access to basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Curriculum includes going to the doctor or hospital, reading and understanding medicine labels, reading and interpreting nutritional information, and navigating health insurance.

Students receive instruction on obtaining and maintaining employment which includes resume and cover letter writing, how to complete job applications, an introduction to various vocations, and help understanding employment expectations, rules, regulations, and safety.


Our Mission

Improving lives through expanding and promoting literacy within the community.

Our Vision

To ensure that all people in Washington County possess literacy and language skills that enhance their lives and empower them to become fully participating members of the community.

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