Letty Naranjo became the Senior Director of Adult Education at Santa Fe Community College in 2010. She has worked for SFCC for thirty-five years. Letty has also served as Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe for twenty-five years. A uniquely dedicated individual, Letty has committed to the growth of a college that has now become a centerpiece in Santa Fe and has been a long-time ambassador to the local community for the purpose of improving lives and families. Letty’s character for professionalism and positivity along with her welcoming spirit is equally respectful to students, colleagues, volunteers, legislators as well as statewide and nationwide affiliates.
Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe was established in 1985 to provide free, quality tutoring services to adults seeking to improve their basic reading skills or to learn English as a Second Language. Since then, 4,902-trained tutors have provided over 504,327 hours of instruction to over 13,780 adults throughout Santa Fe County. The student-centered tutoring programs focus on improving basic reading and writing skills, building job skills, empowering parents to help their children succeed in school, and helping immigrants prepare for citizenship. Because of the great demand for literacy services in our area, the program now consists of approximately 160 volunteer tutors working with approximately 400 students each year.