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Reading Works opens doors that illiteracy closes

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What is it like being unable to read?

ecitoN ehT htfif edarg si gnitisiv eht ooz no lirpA 4. A tnerap ro lagel naidraug tsum ngis eht noissimrep pils rof ruoy dlihc ot dnetta eht pirt ot eht ooz

Learning to ReadYou may not be able to read this paragraph. You may see a number (4) - or a repeated letter (a) - or some word patterns (ooz or eht).

Could you navigate your day when you could not read the signs around you, documents, or a notice from your child’s school informing parents of a field trip to the zoo (above)?


Reading Works, Inc. is a community-based adult literacy program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We serve adults who live in Bernalillo County—the greater Albuquerque area. Reading Works provides free tutoring to adults in three core literacy areas: basic literacy (reading and writing); English as a Second Language; and GED examination preparation.

Reading Works relies on volunteers. There are many ways you can help. If you are interested, just go to the CONTACT US section of this website or phone us at (505) 321-9620. Volunteering with Reading Works is highly rewarding and fun.

To learn more about volunteering, click here.

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Reading Works Kansas City's library has awesome parking structures.
Kansas City Library’s Giant Bookshelf | Amusing Planet One of the most unusual architecture at Kansas City, has to be the facade of the parking garage for the Central Branch of the public library. The garage wall was designed to look like a row of giant books lined up on a shelf. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made o...
Reading Works Take some time out of your day for #poetry.
Poets in Performance Watch some of America's most acclaimed poets read from their works, as covered by Bill Moyers through the years.
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How Did the Cruellest Month Come to Be the Perfect 30 Days to Celebrate Poetry? A Smithsonian historian makes the case why springtime is the best time to reawaken a thirst for verse
Reading Works Big celebration this morning for the United Way Campaign. Reading Works is proud to be a United Way agency! 2014-04-04T00:02:01+0000
Reading Works Please help us out. You can help us raise funds by shopping on 2014-03-24T22:05:34+0000
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Slide Show: American Public Libraries Great and Small In the course of eighteen years, the photographer Robert Dawson took pictures of hundreds of public libraries across the U.S.
Reading Works Friday Literature Break. A real treat: Flannery O'Connor 2014-03-21T14:17:12+0000
Reading Works In New Mexico, the legislature appropriated only $250,000 for all the adult literacy programs statewide in this year's budget. Please support a program near you with a donation.
ProLiteracy - News and Events - Archived News A new survey of ProLiteracy adult literacy and basic education member organizations finds that federal funding for these programs continues to shrink—falling 1 percentage point over last year and falling 10 percentage points since 2006.
Reading Works Lots of celebrations this week in honor of Dr. Seuess's 110th birthday. Reposting Neil Gaiman's fabulous reading of "Green Eggs and Ham"
Neil Gaiman reads Green Eggs and Ham Neil Gaiman reads Dr Seuss's GREEN EGGS AND HAM, in honour of the Worldbuilders 2014 charity hitting a $500,000 stretch goal. Learn about Worldbuilders at ht...
Reading Works Article from Sunday's Albuquerque Journal about our own Bob Shipley and the Free Little Library Project. Great job Bob. FYI: Reading Works has donated books to stock the Little Libraries.
Big plans for little libraries Worldwide trend could soon be coming to NM
Reading Works Videos about Reading Works are posted on YouTube.
ReadingWorks Reading Works is a nonprofit adult literacy program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We provide free tutoring to adults who want to learn to read & write - or spe...
Reading Works Looking for something to read? Find adult reads based on what you liked as a child. 2014-03-01T01:40:08+0000
Reading Works Sculptures made from books. We especially like "Stuart Little"
Carving Culture: Sculptural Masterpieces Made from Old Books "The infinite ways a book can be explored with our minds and our tools has just begun." As a fervent lover of papercraft, book sculpture,
Reading Works Friday Literature Break. A visit to a bookstore -- just delightful.
The Joy of Books Everything you see here can be purchased at Type Books. Type Books 883 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario (416) 366-8973) MUSIC: Grayson Matthews http://www....
Reading Works We're still celebrating Black History Month -- read and learn more from Library of Congress.
Exhibits & Collections - African American History Month 2014 (Library of Congress) The Library of Congress celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.'
Reading Works Inspiring story about a man learning to read.
84-year-old Roseville man learns to read A Roseville man had gone his whole life without learning how to read, but for the first time at the age of 84, he can finally pick up a book and understand the words on the page.
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READING WORKS INC - Albuquerque, NM - Overview of volunteer & donation opportunities, services,... Please login/register to add this organization to your favorites. Free tutoring to adults in core areas: reading and writing, English as a Second Language, GED preparation, math, computer skills.
Reading Works Friday's Literature Break. A source for free e-books. Read to your heart's content.
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg offers 40,000 free ebooks to download.
Reading Works Inspiring story about a man learning to read.
84-year-old Roseville man learns to read A Roseville man had gone his whole life without learning how to read, but for the first time at the age of 84, he can finally pick up a book and understand the words on the page.
Reading Works Watch Esodie Geiger's interview on KASA-2 which aired this morning.
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Reading Works Are you interested in a leadership role at Reading Works? Or just want to know more about us? Watch this video.
Board Member Opportunity Unique opportunity to improve adult literacy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Reading Works Please watch and share this short slideshow about low literacy in Albuquerque and what we are doing about it.
What We Do short slideshow
Reading Works Watch for inspiration.
Thoughts on Literacy short slideshow
Reading Works On international literacy. Bringing reading to women of Nepal.
Meet Chuna: Empowering women in rural Nepal - a READ Global video Empower a woman like Chuna at Chuna Devi - a mother of three in Nepal - once said that "being born as a girl is worthless." But a...
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Our Mission & Vision

  • Mission
  • Vision

To provide services to empower adults with the literacy and language skills they need to participate fully and effectively in work, civic life, and community.

Self-sufficiency through literacy.

What People are Saying...

  • From a Volunteer Tutor +

    It is often difficult to know where to invest your time as a volunteer. If you are thinking about joining Reading Works, read what one volunteer tutor says about our program:

    "I have been a Reading Works basic literacy tutor for over two years. The service this organization provides is desperately needed. I'm proud to be a part of this organization, so much that I not only tutor but also look for any opportunity to contribute financially. It is a professionally run organization with both the needs of the students and of the tutors in mind. RW leadership also focuses on reaching out to the community and to other agencies and organizations with related missions to better leverage limited resources. The initial training I received, the frequent tutor workshops, and the resource materials available help me provide better help for my students. I can't say enough about the students who work so hard to improve their reading and writing ability. I so admire their dedication and hard work even though they have jobs, families, and other responsibilities."

  • Esteban Vigil - Reading Works 2013 Student of the Year +

    The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Esteban Vigil has been chosen 2013 Student of the Year. Esteban has made great strides. We can go on and on about this extraordinary young man. Instead, we will share what he wrote:

    “I came to Reading Works two years ago, which is the best thing I could have ever done. Reading was difficult for me. Two years ago I didn’t have the confidence I have today. I have no problem reading out loud in front of a group of people. It is an AWESOME feeling!

    Reading Works is an awesome agency that provides a great service to our community. We need more programs like Reading Works. This agency is on a mission to help the community out. ‘Reading Works' goal is to touch one adult’s life at a time.’ The tutors are dedicated to their students who work so hard to accomplish their goal.

    I would like to give a special thanks to [my tutor] Terri for supporting me through this time. It’s a rough and long road. Thanks for your dedication to this program. Thank you to all the tutors and members of this organization.”

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