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    We Provide
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    Literacy for Life teaches adults the literacy skills required for more self-sufficient and meaningful participation in society.

    About Us
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    Why Literacy?

    Literacy for Life opens up a variety of new opportunities for people, including:

    • Handling daily tasks with increased independence
    • Completing high school
    • Getting a job
    • Receiving a promotion at work
    • Passing the U.S. citizenship exam
    • Passing the driver's license test
    • Handling personal finances
    • Reading to children and helping with homework
    • Talking to doctors with new-found confidence
    • Making healthy choices in diet, exercise and lifestyle
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  • Volunteers Are The Life Blood Of Our Program

    • One-on-one and small group instruction in reading, writing, math, and spoken English
    • Help with special events
    • Assistance with fundraising
    • Administrative support
    Volunteer Info
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    Donors Enable Our Program's Success

    • $500 to purchase software for the computer-assisted learning lab
    • $400 to support a learner for an entire semester
    • $100 to support registration and testing of two new learners
    • $75 for a one-semester subscription to News for You, a current events newspaper for adult readers
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    The Learning Center

    Literacy for Life's learning center provides ample space to meet the needs of its learners, tutors, and staff:

    • The Ferguson Room
    • Computer-Assisted Learning Lab (CALL)
    • The Crone Room
    • The Lending Library
    • Reception Area
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Learners

Help someone you know become a student!

Literacy for Life helps students function better in their daily lives, achieve their personal goals, and reach their full potential as literate members of society.

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Tutors

Make a difference in someone’s life today!

Literacy for Life trains and supports tutors as they make a meaningful difference in the learners' lives.

Volunteer!

Donors

Find out how you can contribute to our students’ success!

Literacy for Life continuously strives to develop and maintain a stable funding base to provide the best services for the community.

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4 DAYS UNTIL GIVELOCAL757!

Literacy for Life is extremely grateful for the support of our gracious donors and committed tutors! Help us reach new donation goals on May 3rd and support adult literacy in the Greater Williamsburg Area!
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