READs Center

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5655 Jillson Street
Commerce, CA  90040

(323) 722-6660 ext. 2823

The READs Center serves the literacy needs of the business and residential community through programs that address the English literacy needs of adults 16 and over, and children ages 7-12.  Staff designs programs that improve reading, writing and math skills through one-on-one and small group tutoring by trained volunteers.

To discover how you can become an adult tutor, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

“We learn by teaching.”

-James Howell

Literacy & Programs


Read and Write Better
Learn to read and write better (for adults ages 16 and over).
Scholarship Application
Download the City of Commerce Scholarship application and guidelines.
Commerce Kids Read!
Learn about literacy resources for children.

Scholarship Awards Reception
Learn about what happens when you receive a City of Commerce scholarship.
One-on-One Tutoring
Learn about this program designed for students in grades 3 – 12 who have been diagnosed with a learning disability.
Citizenship Classes
Learn about the latest test questions.
ESL Program
Read about English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Classes.
Learn About Being a Tutor
View frequently asked questions about becoming a tutor.

Volunteer Tutor Trainings
Come take the tutor trainings to learn what it takes to be a tutor.