Programs

Adult Literacy

One-on-one tutoring on basic reading and writing skills is available to English-speaking adults free of charge. Volunteer tutors are trained and certified by a national organization, ProLiteracy, which has been shown to be a very effective means to teach adults how to read. Volunteers and tutors are matched up and usually meet weekly at their own specified time and place.  

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Family Literacy

Provides literacy programs for caregivers and children to promote reading and lifelong learning. Family Learning Centers at Mayor Wright Housing and Kuhio Park Terrace offer books, puzzles, crafts, and computers for residents and their children Monday through Friday. Children enjoy Story Hours every Saturday and volunteers also bring books door to door.

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Classroom on Wheels (a.k.a "Bookmobile")

Hawaii Literacy's bookmobile visits several housing projects and Boys & Girls Clubs on the Waianae Coast to offer books, computers, and other literacy activities to residents of all ages.

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English as a Second Language

Offers free evening English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults at Mayor Wright Housing and Kuhio Park Terrace in Honolulu.  Concurrent with ESL classes, the program provides literacy activities for the children of adult class participants at these two locations.  Classes are held in 10 week sessions throughout the year.  Sessions focus on life-skills for adults and their children.

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Drop-in Center

Free services are available for all adults needing help to read, write, speak, fill out forms, and Citizenship study. Services are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Kaumakapili Church in Kalihi.

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