LearningQuest is a Finalist! Help us cross the finish line…


We survived Round 1 of Eliminations!


Thanks to all your support, we’ve made it through the first round of eliminations and are now Top 7 in the contest! Please continue to vote to help us get to the Top 3!

We need your help to cross the finish line…

ProLiteracy.org has chosen LearningQuest as a top-ten finalist for the national ProLiteracy Hero contest focused on organizations doing great things with literacy in the community.


The Top 3 Adult Literacy Orgs get…
  • Over $5,000 in New Readers Press adult education materials to be split between the three top finalists
  • ProLiteracy memberships
  • Conference scholarships to the 2019 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education
  • Southwest® Airline travel vouchers
  • Cash for their programs
These prizes will go a LONG way for our students and the free programs we provide our community!

Here is the video we submitted for the contest!

Read about the students whose stories we shared in our submission:

Juan: Changing for Better from English to Diploma

Arowa’s Promise

David’s Path

LearningQuest Staff = LearningQuest Graduates

 Let the voting begin!

Unlimited voting (YES, UNLIMITED) is open only from Oct 29 – Nov 4, 2018.

Each week the finalists will be narrowed down until the first-, second-, and third-place winners are selected on November 16.

You can see our contest video and story submissions HERE

This is a very big deal to have LearningQuest recognized on the national level of literacy service providers and we are going up against other amazing organizations.  We are humbled to be honored for the work we do every day and as representatives of courageous students.  Please take the time to VOTE (as many times as possible) here: http://bit.ly/LQHero2018

Thank you for helping us change lives, one student at a time!

Questions about the contest?

Contact: Rochele Roura-Foster
Program Manager of Development & Communication
209-672-6642 or rrfoster@lqslc.com

Wrapping Up the Summer ESL Class

Another successful class of adult-learners and families reaching educational milestones. Thanks to the support of Modesto Junior College and California Adult Education for making this class possible…here’s a quick breakdown of how the 2018 Summer ESL Class in Hughson went:

Great job everyone!




Classes from June to September
at Hughson High School

20 adult-learners served
18 children in the Kids Club/Family Literacy program
2 instructors
3-5 kids club staff


All students passed their Objective Test of communicating with their children’s schools


Students received books for perfect attendance, completing reports and making significant gains in their tests

All children received 2 books of their choice plus a certificate


Kids Club Educational Activity Themes:
National Safety Month
Fireman & Policemen
Ocean Animals
Rain forest

This class supported by:

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Enrollment for Fall ESL Classes are ending soon, save your seat ASAP!  Contact Melisa Pena, 209-672-6664

Or click on the link below to find more info about our FREE English-as-a-Second (ESL) Language program

Gifts Doubled on #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday 2018
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Learn more about #GivingTuesday and the work being done around the world to change lives here: www.givingtuesday.org

So, what’s Giving Tuesday all about?

Giving Tuesday, more popularly known as #GivingTuesday, is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people around the world have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.

LearningQuest Giving Tuesday

…and here’s the BIG NEWS!

PayPal will be MATCHING $7 million in donations made to organizations, like LearningQuest, through our Facebook page for ONE DAY ONLY:  Nov 27, 2018.  

Facebook is also jumping on board by not charging any transaction fees that day too!

Every act of generosity counts and each means even more when we give together.

Anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that’s meaningful to them. There’s no minimum or limit to how people can do good.

If you’d like to double the impact of your gift, Nov. 27th would be a great day to do it!  Click on the button below to give back through the “Donate” button found on our Facebook page!

Remember: Only gifts made in Facebook on Nov 27th will be doubled!

But you’d like to give a gift now?  Great!

Your support goes directly toward student test fees, classroom materials, and more.  Thank You!