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Project Second Chance, the Library's Adult Literacy Program


Change a life. Come let the library train you to tutor an adult on basic reading, writing and spelling. Library supplies initial training and ongoing support and materials. Tutoring is twice a week at a time and library convenient to you and the learner. See below for information and to register. More questions? Call 925-927-3250.

Project Second Chance (PSC), the Contra Costa County Library Adult Literacy Program, offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to people who read or write below the 6th grade level. Students are over 16 years of age, out of high school, and speak English well enough to communicate over the telephone and in person. While many PSC students are native English speakers, many others are non-native English speakers who can benefit from tutoring sessions that are conducted in English.


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    Locations and Hours
1750 Oak Park Blvd • Pleasant Hill • CA • 94523 • USA • DirectionsMap • 925-927-3250  •
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
8:30-5 8:30-7:30 8:30-5 8:30-5 8:30-5 Closed Closed

501 W. 18th Street • Antioch • CA • 94509 • USA • Directions Map • 925-754-8317
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Closed 12-8 10-6 10-6 Closed Closed Closed

104 Oak Street • Brentwood • CA • 94513 • USA • Directions Map • 925-516-5290
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9:30-5:30 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

109 Civic Drive • Hercules • CA • 94547 • USA • Directions Map • 510-527-7558
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Closed Closed Closed 10-6 Closed Closed Closed

13751 San Pablo Ave • san pablo • CA • 94806 • USA • Directions Map • 510-374-3998
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
12-8 12-8 10-6 Closed Closed Closed Closed

About Project Second Chance

* It is estimated that one in five adults in California struggles with reading, such that they would be unable to handle basic literacy tasks. Project Second Chance was founded in 1984 to help tackle this problem. Since that time, PSC has helped more than 5,900 county residents develop skills to read to their children, vote, advance at work, write to family and friends, read the newspaper, follow directions, acquire their high school diploma, and perhaps most significantly of all, feel better about themselves.

Tutoring is done by PSC-trained community volunteers who meet one-on-one with their students for an hour and a half, twice a week, at times and public locations convenient to both.

PSC serves all of the communities in the Contra Costa County library system, with administrative offices at the Pleasant Hill, Antioch, Brentwood, Hercules, and San Pablo libraries. Tutoring takes place at public locations throughout the county.

If you know adults who need help with reading, writing, or spelling, please encourage them to call one of the PSC offices or their local library.

Project Second Chance
1750 Oak Park Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 927-3250
FAX: (925) 646-6040


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