Literacy Connects

Envision a community where every child graduates from high school, crime and poverty rates are low, a skilled workforce is fostering a thriving economy, and the arts and culture environment is second to none. We do!

Literacy Connects is a Tucson-based nonprofit founded in July 2011 through the merger of five literacy organizations. Read more about our history.

Our mission: Connecting people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression.

From birth throughout adulthood, Literacy Connects’ programs offer opportunities for learners of all ages to realize their potential — at school and in the workplace, as parents, as consumers and as participants in the life of our community. Last year, our staff and more than 1,500 dedicated volunteers helped more than 50,000 individuals in Southern Arizona. The programs of Literacy Connects coach children in reading so they catch up with their peers and help adults with reading, writing, math and English. The programs teach parents the importance of reading to their children, help young people experience the power of words and ideas through the arts, and put books in the hands of people who need them.

  • Read the facts about literacy in our community.
  • The education pipeline begins at birth and continues through adulthood. Read how Literacy Connects works to support those who have fallen behind or fallen out of the pipeline and need additional resources to continue their learning.
  • Read some of the amazing success stories from learners of all ages.