We have exciting news – Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta (LVA) and Literacy Volunteers – Waterville Area (LVW) have merged!

We have a new name:
We are now the Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec!

CENTRAL MAINE POWER (CMP) GRANTS $50,000 FOR STATEWIDE TECHNOLOGY LITERACY

The Covid 19 pandemic significantly highlighted the need for technology literacy across Maine. Maine Literacy Volunteer programs understood the significant inequalities that caused people with limited understanding of technology and limited access to technology devices such as computers, tablets and smart phones to struggle in a new virtual...

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

LVK is hoping everyone is able to stay safe and healthy.

We are thinking about you. Our physical office is currently only open by appointment, but we are available by email at info@lva-augusta.org

12 Spruce Street, Suite 4, Augusta, ME 04330

LVK 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. Contact us if you are interested in tutoring virtually. LVK PROVIDES THE TABLET

Our Mission

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec is to improve reading, writing and related literacy skills of adults so each individual may reach their potential, and to promote and advocate for literacy.

Our Statement of Values

In fulfilling its mission to help each individual reach their potential, LVK 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.

LVK strives to ensure a productive and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse community, which includes people of all abilities, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, religious traditions, socioeconomic classes, and ages.

The concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are important to LVK in our strategic initiatives, partnerships, advocacy, innovation, and educational programs as we work to enrich literacy in our community.

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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.

Source: Proliteracy 2017

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Where We Serve

It is our privilege to serve clients all throughout Kennebec County.

Augusta

Chelsea

Farmingdale

Fayette

Gardiner

Hallowell

Litchfield

Manchester

Monmouth

Pittson

Winthrop

Windsor

Wayne

South China

Sidney

Richmond

Readfield

Randolph

Waterville

Oakland

Belgrade

China

Mt. Vernon

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