All Monterey County residents have access to the resources they need to become literate and contribute to the well-being and vitality of our community.


The Literacy Campaign for Monterey County champions the power of literacy to transform lives.

We believe . . .

  • Literacy is the key to a healthy, prosperous life.
  • Literacy enhances the overall health and well being of our entire community.
  • Access to literacy resources is a basic civil and cultural right.
  • Improved literacy levels will enhance the quality and strength of our workforce.
  • Strong collaborative partnerships and a sustained effort are essential to bring literacy to all residents.

We value . . .

  • Our richly diverse community and support literacy in a multilingual society.
  • Parents and primary care givers as a child’s first teacher.
  • Evidence based practices that are driven by measurable outcomes.
  • Effective use of innovative technology.

 Priority Focus for 2012-2015:

Improve the literacy levels of children birth through third grade, including increasing access to quality early learning experiences and supporting parent engagement with their child’s early learning.