About OC Read

Read Orange

OC READ offers free assistance in basic reading and writing skills to adult learners throughout Orange County. Learning is structured around each learner’s personal goals and needs.


OC READ’s services are offered through three main programs:

· Adult Basic Literacy Skills

· Working for Inmate Literacy Now (WIN)

· Family Literacy

Adult Basic Literacy Skills

Personalized tutoring for adult learners who need help with their basic reading and writing skills. With the help of an individual tutor, learners are able to achieve life goals such as:  

· Reading to their children

· Reading a newspaper

· Getting a better job

· Registering to vote

· Overcoming any reading and writing challenge

Working for Inmate

Literacy Now (WIN)

Individual tutoring to help inmates in the Orange County jail system gain a second chance by improving their skills. 

Family Literacy

· Tips and tools to help adult learners bring literacy into everyday family life

· Library events and programs to help parents engage with their children in the world of learning

· Family tutors work with school-aged children of adult learners


Who are our adult learners?

Any Orange County adult who needs help with basic reading and writing skills.

How much does it cost?

Tutoring is completely free for our learners.

Is this service confidential?

Yes. No information about a learner is shared unless requested by the learner.

Who are our tutors?

Volunteers from the community who give their time to help adults improve their literacy skills.

Do I need teaching experience to become a tutor?

No. We provide training to all our volunteers.

Where and when do we meet?

In any public location, such as a library. Tutor/ learner pairs meet weekly according to their availability.

Is there a need in Orange County?

Yes. An estimated 400,000 adults in Orange County do not read or write well enough to meet their needs as workers, family members and members of the community.

Get Involved Today!

To get help or to become a volunteer, call OC READ at (714) 566-3070