Mission Statement


       The Literacy Plus Council’s goal is to help break the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy in the Hayward community by supporting the Literacy Plus Program for adults and children.  The Program promotes reading and writing competency, provides a computer learning lab, recruits and trains volunteer tutors, supports community outreach and obtains general and financial resources as needed.

       Through the work of Council members, Literacy Plus was granted 501 (c) (3) status as a nonprofit organization. This has allowed it to qualify for certain grants.

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Council Members

Richard Imsdahl


Hewlett Packard, Retired

Stephen Omondi

Vice President

Special Education Aide

Miguel Delgado


Financial Planner

René Besold

HR/Training Director, Retired

Winnie Thompson

Literacy Plus Tutor

Educator, Retired

Lani Llamido

Notary Public Officer

County of Alameda, State of California