Originally published 4/12/12 in fosters.com
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) has been awarded two one-year grants totaling $19,500 from United Way of York County. This investment will support programs focusing on health and workplace literacy and will have an impact on lifelong learning. One of the grants is shared with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Saco-Biddeford.
The mission of LVGS is supporting the literacy needs of adults with free, confidential one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers. Founded in 1986, LVGS helps adults improve their literacy levels and change their lives. Whether the goal is to fill out a job application, learn to use a computer, read a label on a prescription bottle or obtain a GED, LVGS offers opportunities for adult learners to improve their literacy skills and achieve their goals relating to family, career, and participation in civic affairs.
Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year the United Way is investing in 78 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families. “Despite economic uncertainty in 2011, local people gave very generously to our United Way campaign,” said United Way of York County President and CEO Kathryn Davis. “As a result, in 2012 we are able to provide much needed support for essential human services across the region.”
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