Read | Write | Now Adult Literacy

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The purpose of Read/Write/Now is to help adults living in the greater Springfield area to achieve their basic education goals as family members, workers and community members. We provide an adult basic education program at no cost to participants. Our program promotes self-directed learning by recognizing and valuing the strengths and knowledge that adults bring to learning.

We believe that adults learn best in an environment that reflects their diverse backgrounds with a curriculum that emerges from the interests and goals of the learners themselves. In addition to adult basic education classes, learners can join the Student Council and participate in leadership training as well as being part of Read/Write/Now’s Advisory Committee. Volunteer opportunities are available as classroom assistants at RWN. Call us at 413-263-6839 to find out more.

Read/Write/Now is sponsored by the Springfield City Library and funded by grants from the Massachusetts Department of Education – Adult and Community Learning Services and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, as well as other public and private funds. We are committed to networking with agencies and resources in the larger community to assist learners and their families to meet their literacy goals.

Read / Write / Now Adult Learning Center – 204 Boston Post Road – Springfield MA 01109
Please call for information and appointments – 413-263-6839
204 Boston Post Road
Springfield MA 01109

Parking: Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

PVTA Bus Route: B7





413-263-6839
Manager: Janet Kelly
Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about volunteering, contact Raeshaun Holmes, Volunteer Coordinator of Read/Write/Now by calling 413-263-6839 or by email at rholmes@springfieldlibrary.org. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Tutor Application Springfield Literacy Volunteers form. Volunteers receive training before being matched with students as well as support, materials, and suggestions for instruction once they begin tutoring.

Literacy Volunteers
Springfield Literacy Volunteers is a program sponsored by the Springfield City Library, offering individualized instruction in English as a second language or basic literacy to support adults in our community so they can achieve their goals as parents, workers, and community members. Springfield Literacy Volunteers is primarily funded by a grant from the United Way of Pioneer Valley with additional support from the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.

ABE Basic Literacy Tutors
Teach reading and writing to English speaking adults. Tutoring is done one-to-one.

English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL tutors teach conversational English to non-English speaking adults. Tutoring is done one-to-one or in small groups of two to four.

Conversation Partner
Help adult English learners practice their conversation skills.

Adult Basic Education Directory


Springfield Adult Basic Education Directory

Educational resources for adults and out-of-school youth, for Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, HiSET preparation and testing, Transition to College, Workplace Education and Family Literacy.

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