Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta

Supporting Literacy in Central Maine Since 1973
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Our Mission

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta – LVA is to improve the reading, writing and related literacy skills of adults so each individual may reach their potential.

Our Statement of Values

In fulfilling its mission to help each individual reach their potential, LVA is committed to recognizing the value of each individual, to treating each individual with respect and compassion, to partnering with other service organizations, and to be welcoming to all who seek our services.

Our Process

Evaluate

Learners meet one -on-one with our executive director to discuss personal goals and to identify areas for development.

Pair-Up

Every learner is paired with a volunteer tutor who offers one-to-one, learner-centered instruction that is free, private and confidential.

Celebrate

Learners become proud, confident, and ready to take the next steps in their career and personal lives. 

Latest News

Leaders & Luminaries Awards Recipient – Congrats Katie Feliciano!

Congratulations to Katie Feliciano our Board Vice-Chair for being recognized as an outstanding leader in the nonprofit community by Camden National Bank. Katie first became involved with LVA in 2014 as a passionate volunteer tutor, and in 2016, she joined the board....

LVA Digital Literacy Program: Build your smartphone proficiency.

LVA knows many of us want to help our learners get the most from their smart phones and from technology in general. Often that means increasing our own knowledge of different device capacity. LVA is therefore offing this opportunity to any tutor, volunteer (past or...

We need Literacy Volunteers like YOU! Orientation & Tutor Training

Saturday, January 18, 2020  9am-3:30pm (Snow date: 1/25/2020) Literacy Volunteer Offices, 12 Spruce Street, Suite 4, Augusta, ME Consider changing a life through literacy! Cost: $15 for workbook & materials. (No prior teaching experience necessary.) Register...

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Chance of children of parents with low literacy being at the lowest reading levels themselves.

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Of adults with the lowest literacy levels live in poverty and 70% of adult welfare recipients have low literacy levels.

Billiion is how much low literacy costs the U.S. each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue.

Real Success Stories

I had recently been diagnosed with a major illness and was taking several medications. I was reluctant to let my doctor know I couldn’t read and almost made things much worse because I could not read my medical instructions. A friend at Togus told me about Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta my tutor saved my life. I never knew what “health literacy” meant – now I do! - A thankful learner

Our Partners

Where We Serve

It is our priviledge to serve clients all throughout the greater Augusta area.

Augusta

Chelsea

Farmingdale

Fayette

Gardiner

Hallowell

Litchfield

Manchester

Monmouth

Pittson

Winthrop

Windsor

Wayne

South China

Sidney

Richmond

Readfield

Randolph

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