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With a small staff and over 300 trained volunteers, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester improves the reading, English language, math, and digital literacy skills of adults in Monroe County. Our trained volunteers support participants in achieving their personal goals to fully engage in their community as citizens, parents, consumers, and workers.

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Brain Game Breaks Record -
Congratulations to Phillips Lytle LLP, winner of the 2017 Brain Game. The team toughed out serious trivia questions and bested more than 20 other teams to win the coveted Brain trophy. And, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester (LVR) scored a major success as it surged passed it’s goal and set a new fund raising record. Over … Continue reading Brain Game Breaks Record
Trivia in Pursuit of Literacy -
LVR Announces 2017 Brain Game Rochester, New York. This fast-paced and high-stakes annual trivia game draws teams from across the region in support of a broad range of literacy programs. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc. announced today it will be holding its 2017 Brain Game on Thursday, October 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at … Continue reading Trivia in Pursuit of Literacy
Adult Education & Family Literacy Week -
Adult Education & Family Literacy Week (September 24-30, 2017) reminds us that literacy plays a vital role in the educational achievement, economic success and health of families. As many as 36 million American adults struggle to read, write, perform daily math and use technology above a third grade level. By designating September 24-30 as national … Continue reading Adult Education & Family Literacy Week
International Literacy Day -
This year, International Literacy Day (8 September) will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. On 8 September, 2017 a global event will be organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, with the overall aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated … Continue reading International Literacy Day
Kiva is a new partner -
Rochester, New York. Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc. has partnered with Kiva Rochester to help spur small business development in the city through its Digital Literacy program. Kiva Rochester itself is a partnership between Kiva, the San Francisco-based nonprofit, and the City of Rochester. Kiva crowdsources interest-free loans to small businesses or those individuals interested … Continue reading Kiva is a new partner