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.
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.
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.
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.