We're here for you.

Learn more about how we're continuing to serve our community and fulfill our mission during these challenging times.

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

LVA is hoping everyone is able to stay safe and healthy. We are thinking about you. Our physical office is closed, but we are available by email at info@lva-augusta.org

We know our friends, like libraries, museums and creative arts programs are struggling, but like a good book, they bring us comfort, joy, and a shared humanity. We will all emerge, like the butterfly who has been dormant.

LVA has plans to increase learners access to technology and do more to make sure learners are connected. Stay tuned.

We are looking forward to being with you in-person again.  Remember, if you need help, you can connect with Maine specialists at 211 Maine via phone, text, or email – it’s free and confidential.

Tutor Training Update

Tutor orientation and training will be held June 16 & 18, 5:30-8:00 pm  via Zoom! Please email us at

info@lva-augusta.org to request the meeting link.

U.S. Census Reminder

We continue to encourage everyone to complete their census form – it is critically important to the necessary skills for our state and communities! As of May 8, Maine was in the lower 10% of the country for completion rates. We can do better with your help!

 

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

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...

LVA Volunteer and Learner Recognition Celebration

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-7pm at Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way, Augusta Dress up as your favorite book character! 5:30pm- 5:45pm – Food and Mingle5:45pm -6pm Welcome by Board Chair and Executive Director Door & Prize Drawings6:00 –6:30 Featured Learner...

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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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