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 170 volunteers and 15 part-time specialized ESOL teachers. All volunteers, teachers, and staff dedicate their time to help adult immigrants, refugees, and basic literacy students learn 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 FY19!
In FY20, we are scheduled to provide 36 ESOL courses over twenty-seven weeks in our classrooms during the year, ranging in level from survival to intermediate.
Our core individual tutor program averages 160 matches in place annually with our trained volunteer tutors and adult students. Many of our students are working and raising families while learning the English language. We provide free, flexible, individualized, and confidential English language tutoring to obtain communicative and literacy development. Ultimately, our students have goals beyond English language proficiency, including employment, education, and an eventual outcome of economic security.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester is a proud affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts, and an 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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