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Valencia County Literacy Council
With Literacy and Justice for All

280 La Entrada   Los Lunas, NM  87031  (505) 925-8926  Fax (505) 925-8924

Board Meeting: May 24th, 2016, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Belen Public Library.  Call Jill for more info. at 925-8926

New Tutor Training:
April 22--Basic Literacy 8-5
April 21, 1-4 p.m.--Orientation.  Call Brenda Parra to get registered today at 925-8935! 
Please tell all your friends!

Tutor In-Service Training and Awards Potluck: May 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at UNM-Valencia.  Call Brenda at 925-8935.

Executive Director
Jill A. Oglesby
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 925-8926
Curriculum Vitae

Volunteer Tutoring:
Call Brenda Parra at
(505) 925-8935

BOOK Readers:


VCLC’s mission is to enable adults to achieve personal goals and very young children to achieve pre-literacy skills through literacy services provided to families free of charge.


We envision a Valencia County in which all residents have the literacy skills they need to achieve their own dreams.

Founded in 1987, VCLC has been providing help and hope to
Valencia County residents for 28 years!

In the Valencia Literacy Program, we provide

  • FREE Volunteer Tutoring for adults in Basic Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Family Literacy Preschool for adults in ESL and High School Equivalency en Espaņol classes in El Cerro Mission, and
  • BOOK Readers and free children’s books in low-income medical clinics in Valencia County.

Video of Student Board Member

Cynthia Mabe

talking about her experience of learning to read at VCLC

Picture: Cynthia in Washington, D.C. promoting Literacy in 2007

Cynthia at Senate Compressed

Did You Know?  UNESCO estimates that there are more than 774 million nonliterate adults in the world. It sees adult literacy as a basic human right and integral to the solutions for poverty, access to health care, educating children, and human rights abuses.

Literacy Needs in Valencia County:  The National Assessment of Adult Literacy of 2003 indicates that one out of every five of Valencia County adults would have difficulty reading a simple newspaper article.  The National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) of 1992 also indicated that 50% read below the level required by most jobs today and 24.2% speak no or only very limited English.

Value of Literacy Instruction:  According to one Economic Impact Analysis Project Report, for every dollar spent on Literacy, $33 is returned to the local economy (Kearney, 1999). 

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