Adult literacy is a complex community issue that requires a collaborative solution. At every level of our organization we strive to create caring, cooperative teams that pool resources and share work. In our classes, students are aided not only by their class instructor, but also by volunteer tutors. Students collaborate with their tutors and instructors to actively guide instruction. Our staff utilizes committees and working groups to tackle organizational challenges, and we depend on our community partners, who help us deliver our services in the most efficient, effective way possible. By donating time, space, services, and referring clients, partner agencies help Literacy Action expand our reach and bring in the complementary services our students require for success.