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For many years I've been involved in volunteer literacy in Orange County and (now) statewide. I am a Laubach-certified ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor and have done a great deal of training as well. I love giving the gift of the English language to those who can so much benefit from it. I couldn't imagine my own life without reading.
I am no longer active in actual tutoring, but I am still involved in literacy management: I'm on the Board of the Orange County Literacy Council and have been on the Program Committee for California Literacy. All of these have been volunteer activities.
I am the unofficial contact point for those seeking information on literacy in Orange County, and my resources for this are fairly weak. Many of our literacy centers have closed or merged, and the lists of centers we have are growing out of date. The list of centers in the county can be found on the main OC Literacy web site (hosted on this very server).