Make it Happen!

At East Palo Alto
Project Read


An Adult Literacy Program Of
San Mateo County Library

Project Read is...

  • the adult literacy program of San Mateo County Library.
  • a place to learn to read and write better.
  • a place to help someone change their life.

"1 out of 5 adults in the United States today cannot read, write, or use math well enough to function as a full member of society."

Read about more literacy facts.

Who do we serve?

  • English speaking adults...
  • ages 16 or older...
  • who read below the 8th grade level.

Who are our tutors?

  • Volunteers who are willing to give 3 hours a week to help an adult learn to read.
  • Tutors must be 18 years or older and complete 12 hours of free training.
  • We ask tutors to commit 9 months to their learner.
Qualities we need in a tutor are:
  • patience
  • flexibility
  • thoughtfulness
  • a good sense of humor

East Palo Alto is comprised of hard working citizens who want very much to live in a world community that is supportive of raising families, pursuing dreams and participating more fully in society.

We at East Palo Alto Project Read are committed to helping our residents achieve their goals through greater literacy.

All Project Read services are free!

Read about Ten Things you can do to support literacy.

Literacy means...

"I can read to my kids."

"I can get a better job."

"I can get my G.E.D."

"I can read books like other people."

"I don't have to depend on others to read for me. I can do it for myself!"


For more information, or to make a donation, please contact:

Project Read
East Palo Alto Library
2415 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 323-0362 ext. 231
(650) 322-3106 fax.

This page is an online version of one of Project Read's existing brochures. Layout by Jeff Allen, content by East Palo Alto Project Read.