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Volunteers make a difference in the lives of adults and youth learners every day. When our learners reach their educational goals, their families and communities grow stronger. 

RCLC volunteer tutors meet with their student at least once a week for 90 minutes at a Rowan Public Library branch or other pre-approved public setting. Tutors help students define and achieve their goals and maintain the confidentiality of their student. 

Apply to volunteer today!

RCLC Programs

Adult Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides opportunities for adults to acquire basic education skills that are necessary for literate functioning and meeting their responsibilities with family and community, to benefit from post-secondary and job-training programs, to achieve high school equivalency, and to achieve self-sufficiency. 

At the Library

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed for adults whose native language is not English and who are immigrants/refugees from other countries. The ESL program focuses on oral and written English language literacy skills necessary for basic survival, work and social needs.

Youth Literacy

Volunteers go through initial training and background checks before being paired with students. The schools evaluate test scores to identify students who are at risk for falling behind. Volunteers work with students at at least once a week to build literacy skills. RCLC provides all materials and training. The schools are fully committed to this program and will provide tutoring space and support for volunteers in the program.

Kids Reading Outdoor
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