About Us


ReadWest, Inc. is a non-profit literacy agency providing one-to-one tutoring by trained certified volunteers. ReadWest is an Accredited Affiliate of ProLiteracy. Sixteen standards of quality are continually achieved to maintain ProLiteracy accreditation. Since its inception, ReadWest has provided over 3,500 adults with literacy services and is expanding to meet the growing needs of our community. ReadWest has served Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties for 25 years!


ReadWest believes that the ability to read and write is essential to economic self-sufficiency and personal well-being. ReadWest exists to increase literacy skills for adults as the means of achieving basic survival skills, parenting skills, employability and job skills, citizenship, and further education.


ReadWest’s mission is to provide quality one-to-one tutoring to adults seeking to transform their lives through enhanced literacy skills.

Meet our Staff

Muncie Hansen

Muncie Hansen

Executive Director
Cyndy Ratliff

Cyndy Ratliff

Program Coordinator
Linda Williams

Linda Williams

Program Assistant

Board of Directors

Ray Sanchez, President
Vice President-Operations, New Mexico Gas Company

Karen Beaton, Vice President

Elvira Burciaga, Secretary

Kelly Porter, Treasurer
Unit Business Manager, Department of Neurology, University of Louisville

Adrian Montgomery, Member
Associated Broker & Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Legacy

Advisory Board

Yvonne Wise
State Senior Board Trainer for Adult Literacy Programs, New Mexico Coalition for Literacy

ReadWest receives primary funding from the United Way of Central New Mexico, the  New Mexico Coalition for Literacy.  In addition, individuals and private companies donate funds to help our organization provide its services.

ReadWest participates in the Smith’s Community Rewards. Simply click on this link, search for ‘Read West’ and add the number to your Smith’s Shopper’s card to link ReadWest with your purchases. Smith’s will donate a percentage of your purchases quarterly to ReadWest!

Amazon will donate a percentage of your online purchases to ReadWest via their Amazon Smiles Program. Simple go to smile.amazon.com and register ReadWest as your preferred charity. Be sure to log on to smile.amazon when you make purchases so Amazon will donate to us.

A few hours a week can change lives. Teaching someone to read can be the most satisfying donation you will ever experience.
In-kind Gifts