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The Mission of Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy is to develop the literacy skills of adults to empower them to achieve greater success in their lives - at home, at work and in the community.
Since its inception in 1986, Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy has offered free, one-on-one tutoring and small group classes in basic literacy, to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area. The program is open to adults, over 18 years-of-age, who are either native English speakers with low literacy skills or those who learned English as a second language.
Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy employs two part time staff. The majority of support and tutoring is done by a dedicated volunteer base. Find out how to become a volunteer.
The program is sponsored, in part, by the State of California and the City of Newport Beach. However, most of our funding comes individual support and from local businesses that are committed to making a difference. How you can help support Literacy Services.
Or make a donation online now through the NBPL Foundation.
(Note: To earmark your donation for our program, please type "For Literacy" in the Comments section of the donations page).
Literally Speaking is the quarterly newsletter of the Literacy Services program.
Jason Brady, President
Kathryn Besch, Vice President
Reginald Peterson, Treasurer
Karen Letterman, Secretary
Marnalee Lopez, Student Liaison
Cherall Weiss, Literacy Coordinator
Francine Jacome, Literacy Assistant
Advisory Board Meetings
Location: Conference Room, Central Library
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Dates: Second Tuesday, every odd month
The public is invited to attend all board meetings
2014 Meeting Dates: January 14, March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9, November 18
Major Corporate/Foundation Sponsors
City of Newport Beach
Friends of the Newport Beach Library
Kling Family Foundation
Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary
Pacific Life Foundation
Pacific Western Bank
State of California
Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Union Bank Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Windes & McClaughry
Local Business In-Kind Support
Aquarium of the Pacific
Newport Physical Therapy
The Resort at Pelican Hill
Zinc Cafe & Market
Major Individual Sponsors
Jai Bok Kim
Mrs. & Mr. Tiare Meegan
Carolyn Scheer Luce