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    We Provide
    Instruction In:

    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.

Learn!

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.

Contribute!

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A minimum $10 donation can help provide education and opportunity to our friends and neighbors in Williamsburg!

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