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 currently only open by appointment, 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 January 20 and 21, 5:30-7:30 pm  via Zoom! Please email us at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

info@lva-augusta.org to request the meeting link and to have materials sent out prior to the training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Census 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who completed their census form – it is critically important for our state – thank you for 

your help! Go to www.census.gov for great information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

2020 Census

Please remember to submit your 2020 Census.

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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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