The Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation presented a $1,500 grant to Project Read – Menlo Park Literacy Partners at Tuesday’s Menlo Park/Atherton District meeting. 

Project Read-Menlo Park Literacy Partners is a free adult literacy program that offers one-on-one literacy instruction for adults with the help of volunteer tutors, to help improve reading, writing, and pronunciation skills in English. Programs include one-on-one tutoring, adult basic education, English as a Second Language (ESL), families for literacy and computer literacy lab. The program is supported in part by the City of Menlo Park. This year, Literacy Partners, a new nonprofit group, formed to support adult literacy in Menlo Park and now focuses on fundraising for the program.

Charitable Foundation Trustee John Tripp is pictured here with Roberta Roth of Project Read-Menlo Park with the big check.

Charitable Foundation Trustee John Tripp presented the check to Roberta Roth, literacy outreach specialist and board member of Literacy Partners. Roth thanked SILVAR members for their constant support during the past four years. She said need has grown and invited members to volunteer as tutors. Roth said Project Read also accepts donations of computers to help support its computer literacy workshops. Anyone interested in donating a computer may contact the Menlo Park Library at (650)330-2500.