Centro Latino for Literacy

Centro Latino for Literacy
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General Community
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Financial Literacy and Veterans
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Listos  teaches practical financial skills in Spanish to adults, ages 18+, who have basic reading and writing skills.


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.

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"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