Centro Latino for Literacy

Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2011
Field of Interest: 
Financial Literacy and Veterans
Program Name: 
Listos
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1991, Centro Latino for Literacy (Centro Latino) seeks to address the need for basic literacy instruction among the Los Angeles Latino community. Centro Latino teaches non-literate Spanish speakers how to read and write in Spanish to build foundational reading and writing skills – and the confidence – to subsequently learn English and pursue other educational and personal goals.

Grant Purpose: 

Listos  teaches practical financial skills in Spanish to adults, ages 18+, who have basic reading and writing skills.

We anticipate serving 100 newly literate adults will learn how to open a bank account and manage a budget, thanks to this grant.

Mari Riddle
President and CEO, Centro Latino for Literacy