one page, one book, one life at a time.


Rosa is a single mother. She once lived in a homeless center and never completed the 8th grade. She’s a housekeeper and has lived in the U.S. for 20 years. She also has ambition to improve her education and help her children succeed in life.

Where to turn for help was a challenge until she discovered Literacy Services’ PEN project (Parents Engaged Now). For the love of her children and her desire to succeed, Rosa signed up for our literacy classes and will soon earn her GED and CNA license.

“I’ve been given a second chance and a new lease on life. I can be a role model for my children and show them the importance of education through my own actions,” Rosa said.

Rosa told us that Literacy Services was different than any other program because we genuinely care about our students – we listen carefully and show them respect. “Finding someone that believed in me was what I needed to improve my situation,” she said.

Success stories like Rosa’s exist throughout our organization. It is a beautiful example of why Literacy Services exists today – to improve substandard reading skills of adults, improve their personal life, and help put a stop to generational illiteracy. With your help, our mission continues.