We are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are planning on opening in October on a limited basis.
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. The Technology Access project is underway with tutor/learner pairs working with tablets and sharing work.
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 October 14 and 15, 5:30-8:00 pm via Zoom! Please email us at
email@example.com 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!
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.
Learners meet one -on-one with our executive director to discuss personal goals and to identify areas for development.
Every learner is paired with a volunteer tutor who offers one-to-one, learner-centered instruction that is free, private and confidential.
Learners become proud, confident, and ready to take the next steps in their career and personal lives.
Please remember to submit your 2020 Census.
Training: June 16 & 18, 2020 5:30-8pm Training will be held via Zoom conference call and webcast. Please contact us for your Zoom invitation at firstname.lastname@example.org Consider changing a life through literacy! Cost: $15 fee will be waived for workbook &...
Postponed Until Further Notice: 13th Annual Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta’s Team Scrabble® Tournament
Join LVA for our Annual Scrabble Tournament Sunday, March 29th between 1-4pm at Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way, Augusta, ME 04330 All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta Competitive and Social teams! Registration Fees: Adult Teams of 4 -...
& The results of the 2020 Census are critically important because this once-a-decade census data helps schools, governments, businesses, researchers, and communities make decisions. The data can help inform where your community needs a new fire department, more...
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...
Chance of children of parents with low literacy being at the lowest reading levels themselves.
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.
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Where We Serve
It is our priviledge to serve clients all throughout the greater Augusta area.