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

LVA 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.

Excellence

LVA is committed to continually strengthening and improving the organization. LVA maintains a focus on efficiency and creativity in the delivery of programs; is dedicated to ongoing growth in order to significantly increase literacy levels; seeks to discover new ways of harnessing society’s existing resources for the achievement of literacy; and works to be responsive to learner’s needs. LVA collaborates with partners at ProLiteracy and state and local Adult Education programs in order to maintain the highest standards of practice in adult education.

Student Focus

LVA is committed to the personal growth of our learners. We help adults and their families acquire basic literacy skills to enable them to achieve broader personal goals. LVA maintains a continuous effort to integrate learners as equal participants and leaders throughout our total organization. LVA is learner-centered, ensuring the focus is on the specific goals of each learner. LVA values and respects each individual’s right to independence, self-determination and, confidentiality. LVA believes that the ability to read and write, to understand and be understood, is critical to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society. We recognize literacy as an integral element in the broader goals of economic opportunity and security, social justice, and dignity.

Volunteerism

LVA is committed to the effective use of volunteers. LVA provides initial training and support to help build the skills and abilities that will enable volunteers to succeed. Workshops on various topics are held throughout the year, helping volunteers to grow in their knowledge. LVA is always open to new ideas for workshops or Lunch and Learn options.

Diversity

LVA values diversity in all of our relationships and strives to meet staff, learner, and volunteer needs impartially and without bias. We are committed to increasing diversity within all of our activities and actively seek opportunities to enhance this commitment. LVA services are open to all.

Teamwork

LVA strives to work in collaboration with other community services in order to support our learners and volunteers. We support others who make a commitment to provide all with access to effective literacy services. LVA works to be a part of the community network and shares resources directed at all components of literacy: family literacy, health literacy, workplace literacy, ESoL, financial literacy, and civic literacy.