Message from Steve Wozniak
How is 'literacy' defined?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines literacy as “the ability to read and write.” However, here at Vision Literacy, we define it as “having the language and technological skills needed to be self-sufficient and to participate fully in society.” Fifty years ago, perhaps all that was needed was the ability to sign your name, but today, technical skills – such as the use of a computer – are required to perform even the simplest of tasks. With the support of donors, volunteers, organizations, and others, Vision Literacy helps people to reach their “literacy” goals.
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Why do tutors support adult literacy?
I am a retired NASA aeronautical engineer with a love of reading that was passed on to me by my mother. I firmly believe that reading is the key to a successful, happy life . . . More
I tutor because I realize that I have been blessed with many opportunities in my life, yet also understand that many other adults are not as fortunate. I want to . . . More
It was an honor to work with the parents at Ellis School this past year. The moms were very eager to improve their English and make a better life for their families . . . More
New Volunteer Orientation in Gilroy & Milpitas - Click here for details and August schedules
The Power of Literacy is possible for others when you invest just a few hours a week. Please join us for one of our New Volunteer Orientation sessions!
You can make a difference in the lives of an adult and her or his family. New Volunteer Orientation will give you an opportunity to meet with active and prospective volunteers. You’ll learn about the rewarding volunteer opportunities at Vision Literacy and meet current Vision Literacy staff and other potential volunteers, as well as hear from adults currently enrolled in our programs.
What our learners say about Vision Literacy
An immigrant from Ukraine, enrolled as an adult learner in the Vision Literacy program more than a year ago. She volunteered in our office so that she could work on her English by engaging in conversations and practicing her English reading, writing, and speaking skills. While working in our office, Valentyna took courses at Stanford University to help her in the future.
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Posted by Vision Literacy on Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Gift of Literacy!
At Vision Literacy, our programs focus on areas of importance in an individual’s life, providing the skill set needed to thrive at home and at work, as well as in the community. Volunteers and instructors are trained to provide learning services in the following areas:
- Community Literacy: Individual/small group tutoring that provides customized learning for each individual's needs and goals.
- Computer Literacy: Group sessions that teach basic computer skills to adults.
- Family Literacy: Parents build skills that promote independence and help to increase their children's academic achievement.
- Leadership Development: Learners improve leadership skills and positively impact their community.
- Health Literacy: Learners build skills that increase their understanding of health issues.