LVR Executive to Retire

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LVR Executive to Retire-
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Executive Director to Retire After 17 years of dedication, Executive Director Robert Mahar has announced his retirement. Bob Mahar with national Literacy Volunteers founder Ruth Colvin Rochester, NY, February 14 – Executive Director, Robert (Bob) Mahar, of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester (LVR) after 17 years has announced that he will retire … Continue reading LVR Executive to Retire
Digital Divide Persists Even as Lower-Income Americans Make Gains in Tech Adoption-
From Pew Research Center Fact Tank Blog by Monica Anderson Nearly 30 years after the debut of the World Wide Web, internet use, broadband adoption and smartphone ownership have grown rapidly for all Americans – including those who are less well off financially. But even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital … Continue reading Digital Divide Persists Even as Lower-Income Americans Make Gains in Tech Adoption
Digital Divide Spurs Demand for Volunteers-
Rochester, New York. An explosion in demand for computer help has led to a critical shortage of volunteers who work to meet the need. Digital Literacy, which places volunteers in local libraries to help patrons learn basic computer skills and complete computer-essential tasks, is experiencing an ever-increasing demand for its services. “Over the last three … Continue reading Digital Divide Spurs Demand for Volunteers
Digital Literacy Expands to Gates-
  LVR announced today a new partnership with Gates Public Library. The partnership to provide LVR’s Digital Literacy services to library patrons is supported by the Greece Community Education Literacy Zone, which is funded by the New York State Department of Education. Digital Literacy is a five-year-old program in which volunteer navigators work one-to-one with … Continue reading Digital Literacy Expands to Gates
The Least Connected People In America-
POLITICO By MARGARET HARDING MCGILL 02/07/2018 05:04 AM EST Photo by M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO OROFINO, Idaho — Alexis Coomer’s house isn’t located in a remote area, at least not compared with many of her fellow Nez Perce tribe members on this reservation in north-central Idaho. She lives in the 3,000-person town of Orofino, the go-to place … Continue reading The Least Connected People In America