Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester was established in 1973 as a One-to-One English language Tutoring Program in Worcester. Forty-six years later, we have served well over 11,000 adults in need of English language literacy education!
This past year, we had over 200 volunteers, 3FTE’s which included 9 part-time specialized ESOL teachers. All volunteers, teachers and staff dedicate their time to help our adult immigrants, refugees and basic literacy learners to read, write, and speak the English language. We provided over 6,000 direct hours of English language education from our Tutoring and ESOL Course programming in FY18!
In FY19, we are scheduled to provide 36 ESOL Courses over twenty-seven weeks in our classrooms during the year, in addition to one employer site for 12-weeks. Our students range from survival to advanced.
Our core individual Tutor Program averages 160 matches in place annually with our trained volunteer tutors and adult students. These adult students trying to work and raise their families while learning the English language are seeking free, flexible and individualized English language tutoring to obtain communicative and literacy development. Ultimately, our students have goals beyond English language proficiency, goals include employment, education, and an eventual outcome of economic security!
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester is a proud affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts, and a active member of ProLiteracy, and GuideStar. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, donations are tax-deductible and necessary to provide our educational services to low-income adults.
For more information, please see our most recent Annual Reports:
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester provides adults with the English language skills they need to thrive in our community.
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