DePorres Place

ADULT LITERACY CENTER

 DePorres Place teaches reading, writing and spoken  English language skills to adults over the age of 18  who are reading below eighth grade level. 

DePorres Place offers classes in basic adult literacy  (reading and writing) and English for speakers of other  languages (ESOL). Students meet with a volunteer tutor twice or once a week, tutored either one-to-one or  in small group classes. 

ONE IN SEVEN PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CANNOT READ OR WRITE AT A THIRD GRADE LEVEL

 

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Deporres Place focuses on strengthening communities with literacy programs that teach, connect, and encourage. But we can’t do it alone!  


OUR PROGRAMS

DePorres Place provides one-to-one tutoring and small group classes for adults who are learning to read, write, and/or speak English. Adults progress in our programs!

VOLUNTEER

How exciting it is to meet new people and form new relationships. Volunteering reduces stress, boosts our self-esteem and makes us feel good about making a difference!

Learning to read, write and speak English can be a daunting experience for many adults.  However, at DePorres Place, classes are small and learning is fun. Volunteer tutors teach classes either in small groups or one-to-one.  Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere, with staff and volunteers.

  • Classes are held twice a week for 1 1/2 hours each, or once a week for 2 hours.
  • Tutoring is continuous and lasts as long as the student wants to continue.
  • There is no cost for the classes. Students pay for their own books, but those who cannot pay are provided with books at no charge.
  • New students must register and take a placement test.

Anne Gibb passed away on Christmas day and was an avid supporter of DePorres Place.
As a lifelong educator she believed in our mission to help adults learn to read write and Speak English.
Her family has graciously designated DePorres Place as one of the recipients of a memorial donation.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED:

We have more than fifty students on our waiting list.  We need volunteer tutors who are willing to teach online or in person, and the greatest need is for mornings (9-10:30) and evenings (6:00 – 7:30).  If you read, write, and speak English, we need you.

VOLUNTEER COMPUTER LAB MANAGER:

We need an IT-savvy person to manage the PCs in our computer lab, keeping them updated and making sure they’re ready for our students to use.  Hours are completely flexible – daytime or evening. If you possess these skills please contact us today!

Volunteers Needed to Share Their Talents

DePorres Place Adult Literacy Center is in need of volunteers to help with administrative, marketing, and communications tasks. Public awareness of DePorres’ mission is critical to our continued success, and we need your expertise in areas such as donor recognition, marketing, organization, and social media. Volunteers may write thank-you notes, serve on a committee, or help with fundraising events. If you have a little time or a lot of time to give, we need you. VOLUNTEER DePorres Place has been helping adults learn to read, write and speak English for more than 24 years. If you would like more information, please call Linda Kramer at 561-290-0756, or send an e-mail to Info@deporresplace.org. DePorres Place is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, and is a member of the Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation.

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