Reading Works
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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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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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6101 Anderson Ave, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Telephone: 505.321.9620

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