Welcome ReadWest’s New Assessment Coordinator

Please help us welcome our new Assessment Coordinator. Brianna will be working part-time with ReadWest and we are excited to have her on board. Below is a little about her in her own words. My name is Brianna Mendoza. I am a recent V. Sue Cleveland High School Graduate. I consider myself an energetic hard…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tutor and Board Member Sue Fox

Sue Fox Tutor and Board Member

Happy National Volunteer Week! Established in 1974 to recognize the power of volunteers to make a difference, National Volunteer Week has grown each year since its inception. This week of celebration recognizes the impact volunteerism has on the world, particularly the way it can tackle society’s greatest challenges and build stronger communities. Many of those…

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Welcome New Board Member – Carol Manzanares

Carol Manzanares

Last week, we introduced new board member Matthew Hess and this week we are thrilled to introduce Carol Manzanares! Carol brings a wealth of employment and human resources experience, which will help ReadWest strengthen its mission to empower adults through literacy.   Can you tell us a little bit about where you work and what…

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Welcome New Board Member – Matthew Hess

ReadWest Board Member Matthew Hess

We are excited to introduce one of our newest board members – Matthew Hess. Matthew currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BennuBio. Prior to becoming COO for BennuBio, he serviced as Director of Global Service and Support for IsoPlexis. Matthew also has experience with the nonprofit world, having served as managing director…

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Why Read West?

By Yvonne Post Wise ReadWest was barely six years old when we met in 1995.  I had just returned from working 15 years in Frankfurt, Germany where I read an article in the Stars and Stripes newspaper by Barbara Bush about the desperate need for adult literacy volunteers in the U.S.  It had never occurred to…

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