11,811 Stories Written by Local Youth!

Why are local youth writing so many stories? The Magic Box is hungry, of course! This year Literacy Connects’ Magic Box traveled around Pima […]

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Join us in raising readers, leaders, learners, communicators … world changers!

Literacy Connects is a Tucson nonprofit serving children and adults through literacy and arts programming that creates solutions to many of society’s most persistent problems. From reducing unemployment and poverty to increasing economic growth and opportunity, literacy is key to a better future for all of us.


Literacy is, of course, about reading, writing and communication, but most importantly it’s about hope. If you cannot read or write, you have very little hope of earning a living wage, let alone enough to help lift your family out of poverty. If you cannot read, you have very little hope of teaching your child to read or helping them with their homework.


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Fortunately, as one of our student graduates, Rafael Perez, shared, “Knowledge is power.” He also described Literacy Connects as the root of a tree. That is a wonderful analogy as Literacy Connects is like a tree … with roots that connect people to programs and opportunities to learn, to grow and to give back.


Join us in planting the seeds that will help our community grow into a garden we can all enjoy for generations to come.


Please explore our extensive range of programs that connect individuals and groups from across the community to work toward better literacy outcomes:


Literacy Connects to everything. Together, we make a difference!


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Interested in making a difference in the life of a child or adult? Check out our Literacy Connects’ AmeriCorps positions.

Work with one of our great programs … Reading Seed, Reach Out and Read Southern Arizona or the Infusion Project.

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