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The Diablo Valley Literacy Council is an all-volunteer organization, and each volunteer is vitally important to the success of our mission. We currently have over 100 active tutors, but we also have a waiting list of about 50 people who want to learn English.

Who Are Our Students?

  • Just over 1/4 of Californians were born in another country
  • 4 in 10 speak a foreign language at home
  • 3 million over the age of 5 cannot communicate well in English
  • 44% come from Mexico
  • 34% come from Asia
  • 10% come from Latin American countries
  • We have helped people from over 40 countries


Become a Volunteer!
If you can read and write English, like people, and have 1 to 2 hours a week, you can become a volunteer. We provide training, teaching materials, and mentors to assist you in this important work.

Training Workshop
Training workshops are held twice a year to train tutors in the Laubach method of teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). Once the workshop has been completed, a student will be assigned to the tutor and weekly lessons begin. Materials appropriate to the student's level of ability are available to all tutors.

To obtain more information please contact us at (925) 685-3881
or e-mail us at

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Diablo Valley Literacy Council
4000 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 685-3881