Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County

Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County

NLD ID #75122
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Contact Information

1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Primary Contact

Dhara Damania

(831) 427-5077


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Program Overview

Since 1967, our trained volunteer tutors work with the people whose lack of the ability to speak, read and write English at a functional level traps them in lives of poverty and exclusion from community. Quietly and effectively, around kitchen tables, in laundry rooms, at worksites and churches and in jail, our volunteers meet the most disadvantaged learners where they are, and help them to achieve their dreams through Literacy.

"I gained the confidence I needed for years to pronounce
English. Now I don't have to worry to answer the phone, buy groceries, to talk with my neighbor, to resolve the simple things in life. The program completely changed my life and my family's life" Charo

We serve all over the Santa Cruz County with offices in Santa Cruz and Watsonville.

Literacy Program—Main Office
1740 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5077 | Fax: 831-423-6267
Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9-5 pm

Literacy Program—Watsonville Office

349 Main Street, Suite 208
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-722-6708
Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9-4 pm

This program listing was last updated: September 17, 2023.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program
  • Become a U.S. citizen