Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring
Until everyone in Manatee County can read this, we need your help!
Thank you to all who supported Manatee Reads! during in the 2015 Giving Partner Challenge!
Donations will be used to empower Manatee County adults to independence through literacy.
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Who we are
Welcome to Manatee Reads! We are a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the level of functional literacy of adults in Manatee County by teaching English native speakers to read and write better and speakers of other languages to read, write and communicate in English.
Services are provided confidentially and free of charge to Manatee County adults regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or socio-economic status. Read more...
Adult learners’ successes (during the past quarter)
- Maria L. earned her GED and enrolled in online class for BA Degree in Early Childhood Education
- Tony J., Maria C. and Beatriz A. each found a new job
- H. S. L. increased confidence in social situations and at doctor’s appointments
- Sandra N. enrolled in four-year university
- Carmen P. and Rosario V. earned U. S. citizenship
- Cristina N. was promoted from data entry to early childhood education at her job
- Carmen B. received a promotion on her job