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BALIT represents 25 library-based adult literacy programs, from Mendocino County to Santa Clara County. These programs serve approximately 26,500 adults who meet weekly to improve their literacy skills.

California Adult Literacy Statistics
This web site contains literacy information for all California counties. The figures represented are county level projections of data collected in California as part of the National Adult Literacy Survey.

California State Library
The State Library makes available directly or through local public libraries a variety of services to all Californians. These range from California historical documents, to California legislation, to books in braille and recorded formats, to English language literacy programs and public access to the Internet.

International Literacy Explorer
Some words from the site:
"Much has been learned about literacy in the 50 years since the United Nations declared it to be a basic human right along with the right to adequate food, health care, and housing. One might think that food, health care, and housing are more pressing needs than literacy education, but literacy is now seen as a major tool to help address these other needs..."

Laubach Literacy
The world's oldest and largest literacy organization.

The literacy community's gateway to the world of adult education and literacy resources on the Internet.

Our online partner is a comprehensive resource for information on adult literacy programs and statistics.

Literacy Volunteers of America
Want to become a volunteer tutor? LVA is a national network of over 350 locally based programs, supported by state and national staff. Professionally trained volunteer tutors teach Basic Literacy and ESL.

Literacy Online - National Center on Adult Literacy
Sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania, Literacy.org is a comprehensive site featuring a search function for literacy programs in your area, literacy statistics and electronic resources and tools for the national and international literacy community.

The National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions. (NAULC) was formed with the assistance of the United Way of America in November 1995, at a national gathering of fifteen urban literacy coalitions. They represent programs serving over 1.3 million adult learners.

National Institute for Literacy
NIFL is an independent federal organization leading the national effort toward a fully literate nation in the 21st century.

National and State Literacy Contacts: NIFL
A comprehensive directory of national and state literacy contacts.

PBS LiteracyLink
Set up by Public Broadcast Systems, this site works directly with adult learners ready to improve their skills.

Project Read
In San Francisco, it is estimated that 80,000 English speaking adults (one in every five) have some difficulty with basic reading and writing. Project Read maintains an active base of about 200 tutor-learner pairs. Project Read offers free tutoring and ongoing support for participants. They train and match volunteer tutors with English-speaking adults who seek basic reading and writing skills.

Western/Pacific LINCS
One of five regional technology hubs funded by the National Institute for Literacy.

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