Alameda Reads has been helping adults learn to read and write since 1985. Learners who join our program receive free, confidential one-on-one tutoring with a volunteer tutor. Tutors and learners meet twice a week for one hour for at least six months. Pairs meet Monday through Sunday at a mutually agreed time either at the Alameda Free Library or the Alameda Reads office.
Since Alameda Reads opened, we have helped over 3,000 people...
- read books to their children
- read the newspaper
- apply for a job
- pass the high school equivalency exam
Recent Alameda Reads Newsletters
Contact Alameda Reads
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am - 2 pm; Thursday 4pm - 8pm
Phone: (510) 865-2454
2203 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Becoming an Alameda Reads Learner
If you want to join our program as a learner, call our office at (510) 865-2454. Click here for more information.
Becoming an Alameda Reads Tutor
If you want to join our program as a tutor, fill out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (510) 865-2454. We have opportunities for tutoring individually, at the Alameda Adult School, or in the library's computer lab.
Tutors must be at least 21 years old. We have office volunteer opportunities available for younger volunteers. Contact us to learn more about tutoring in our office.
Small Group Learning
Alameda Reads offers groups for learners and tutors. Groups usually meet one day a week for two hours and last about a month. To see a list of recent groups, click here. To learn more about our Book Club, click here.
ALAMEDA READS IS IN THE NEWS! Read two articles in the Alameda Patch:
"Alameda Reads Helps Adults Reach Their Learning Goals"
"Alameda Reads Narrowly Averts Budget Crisis"