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SDSU Literacy Center

Welcome to the Dede Alpert Center for Community Engagement


Literacy Center


Leadership and Community-based, Collaborative Support Services for Literacy Achievement


Literacy Center Services:

  • Collaborative partnerships for literacy
  • Effective early intervention
  • Response to Intervention models
  • Literacy assessment and tutoring for K-12 students and adults
  • Parent and family literacy workshops
  • Professional development for K-12 teachers
  • Professional development for Community College instructors
  • Research in literacy development and instruction
  • Speaker and consultants' bureau
  • Direct services to schools and the community



Dr. Pamela Ross
School of Teacher Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1153

“The experience I gained at the Literacy Center, first as a graduate student, then as a Reading Specialist working with 9th graders from Hoover High, has been invaluable. The Literacy Center is an amazing resource for the university and the community.”

~Alane Geron, Consultant and Private Clinician